Despite managing to keep Wayne Rooney at Old Trafford this summer, speculation this morning suggests that Arsenal are prepared to make a renewed bid for the unsettled striker this January. Jose Mourinho is a known admirer of the United striker and with Romelu Lukaku being allowed to spend the season on loan at Goodison Park, it is likely that the Special One will look to join the bidding in January, especially in the knowledge that Wenger is also likely to join the transfer race.
But would Rooney’s possible transfer have an effect on the England national team? England are perennial underachievers at International tournaments and haven’t always seen the best of Rooney. A transfer away from Manchester United could be the catalyst that offers England renewed hope next summer, provided of course the player rediscovers his best form at a new club.