Date: 2nd July 2013 at 3:23am
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The end of the saga?

Wayne Rooney’s showdown talks with David Moyes are expected to take place today, with stories already circulating that the striker may be on his way out of Old Trafford. 

Despite his superb goalscoring record and collection of title wins, Moyes will know that selling Rooney may not be the disaster it would have been for United when it looked like he was on his way out of the exit door three years ago. Unlike then, Rooney won’t command interest from rivals Manchester City and even if he did, there’s zero chance of the new boss letting him go there. Moyes knows that the fans have by-and-large lost interest in Rooney’s petulance and many would be more than happy to see him leave. Should Moyes decide to sell the player he sold to United nine years ago, then there’s expected to be no shortage of suitors, with Chelsea leading the way according to reports.

The Guardian notes:

Although several clubs have been tracking the unsettled England striker, it is understood that Rooney is most attracted by the prospect of joining Jose Mourinho, a coach he has long admired, at Stamford Bridge.

United have maintained their stance that Rooney would not be allowed to leave for another English club, but a planned massive bid from Roman Abramovich may prompt the player to break the impasse and seek a move to the capital.

Arsenal and Paris St-Germain will also be monitoring the progress of the meeting between Moyes and Rooney, the first following the start of pre-season training. That meeting is expected to take place on Tuesday. Rooney and Moyes spoke after the Scot’s appointment was announced, but only now can they seek a resolution to what could become the transfer story of the summer.

A Chelsea move for Rooney may actually suit everyone all round, United could free up money for a bid for another striker, one who’s not alienated the fans, while the Pensioners will get the forward they need. Many fans may be reluctant to sell a Rooney to a domestic rival, but if it funds a bid for a Robert Lewandowski or even a Crisiano Ronaldo- we can dream- then it could well be something we can all live with.


43 responses to “Rooney ‘Attracted’ By Chelsea Move”

  1. Moby says:

    I doubt d posibility f signin 4 chelsea.

  2. Ebbs er says:

    Rooney ain’t going to be sold to one of our main rivals just doesn’t happen with us .example gabriell heinze took : million less for him to get him out of the pl and he wasn’t even a threat to us and you lot think your gettin wazza no chance keep dreaming but if Torres is worth 50 million how much do u lot expect to pay for rooney

  3. Al mohmmed says:

    Blues guys let me tell u what I feel for this story, I really love it pls keep it coming up blues, them go suffer .

  4. chelsea says:

    Rooney coming to chelsea is a dream come trough for him but d question is should united allow him to move expecialy coming to Chelsea bcox they know how dengerouse he is and he will be a very big problem to them but if by d end of Agust hi is a Chelse pleyer I will b more than. Happy……….. Chelsea is d name…….. Blue is d colour

    • kabir yusuf gadan gayan says:

      why cant man united release him to rival club? Is it not frm rival club dey bought RVP? Dey have no option but to do de business

  5. mancho man says:


  6. AntiGodAntiRooney says:

    1st. Keep your stupid ‘god’ shit to yourselves. It was christians who raped and pillaged Africa and stole your history and violated your people and culture and left you with nothing after stealing everything. The god you worship is a crooked thieving murderous beast that is nothing more than a group of men. Wake up.
    2nd. We don’t want that fat head shreck looking mother f###er in our squad. What a joke. Rooney at CFC. If he signs, I hope he’s even worse than FT or Shevchenko in a Blues kit.
    I would piss myself laughing

    • Ariguzo nnaemeka says:

      Ill b more than hapy 2 see rooney as chelsea player this season,up chelsea.

  7. kabir yusuf gadan gayan says:

    yes ooooo rooney u ar highly welcome , pls mou go for dis guy is di best option . Up blues

  8. laylow says:

    Rooney is just gonna be highly welcome when he comes to chelsea, The sky is blue!!!

  9. Richman says:

    Will be very if he make the move to Chelsea

  10. Ariguzo nnaemeka says:

    Rooney is one of d best striker in d world we need him.