Chelsea boss won’t rule out £30m striker swoop

Manchester United Striker Wayne RooneyJose Mourinho has refused to rule out a sensational move for Wayne Rooney as he looks to bolster his Chelsea squad with big name signings before the start of the season, reports the Daily Mail.

Several newspapers report that Rooney is yet to be convinced by David Moyes’ words stating he is thoroughly in the crux of Manchester United’s plans come the start of the campaign. Adding fuel to the fire at Old Trafford, United’s chief executive Ed Woodward proclaimed that “we are not afraid to run anyone’s contract down” in what many interpreted as a direct message to Rooney and his representatives.

Mourinho, always one to create a story for the media, stated: “this is a period when the big clubs and their managers are connected with everything.”

As with his first spell at the club, he is under pressure to deliver instant results and will be given all the resources needed to achieve this. Signing a player of Rooney’s calibre would not only add something to the team on the football pitch, it would also be a psychological signal of intent to their rivals that Chelsea will do anything to be in the highest echelons of the Premier League when May 2014 arrives.

In what was widely regarded as the most mediocre season of Rooney’s career, despite the fact that he still managed a respectable 16 goals in 37 games. At the age of 27, any move would happen under the clear understanding Rooney would be a first choice player at Stamford Bridge and would probably cost Chelsea close to the £30million United paid Everton for his services back in 2004.

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