Date: 12th December 2013 at 3:47am
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One of the longest drawn out transfer sagas of the Summer looks set to rear it’s boring head again with the latest reports that Chelsea target Wayne Rooney is still on the Pensioners wish list. 

The Mirror notes:

Chelsea are on red alert to make a second bid for Wayne Rooney after it emerged the England striker is still waiting for a new Manchester United contract offer.

Jose Mourinho’s Blues made the Scouse ace their prime target last summer, only giving up in the final days before the transfer window closed despite not going beyond their opening £24million bid.

The Rooney bid stalled with Chelsea unwilling to make a bigger big before Rooney put in an official transfer request, while the England striker needed a public signal from the Blues to allow him to make his move.

But the Stamford Bridge hierarchy are now ready to go back in for Rooney next summer after discovering champions United have made NO attempt to tie him down to a new deal.

Rooney’s current contract has only 18 months to run, but it is understood there have been no talks about a new offer and that none have been planned or scheduled.

It’s no surprise with the current turmoil at United and the lack of serious discussion about Rooney’s future that the England forward has been linked with a move away, the question is, can the Reds tempt him to stay if we don’t make the Champions League?

Check out the full story here: http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/chelseas-wayne-rooney-transfer-manchester-2916025#ixzz2nDyldJaJ 

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