The Blues are so confident of signing the 27-year-old, that they have not identified any other striking targets.
United however remain adamant that the England striker is going nowhere, having already rejected an official bid thought to be in the region of £20million for the England striker last week.
Jose Mourinho however remains extremely confident of getting his man, and is waiting for United to land a marquee signing of their own before returning with an improved offer.
Speculation over the striker’s future increased on Monday, when it was revealed the 27-year-old had been spotted playing golf at an exclusive course in Surrey, just moments away from Chelsea’s training ground.
Odds as short as 2/5 have been released on Rooney being a Chelsea player before the close of the transfer window.
The forward has been looking to engineer a move away from Old Trafford since the end of last season, after growing frustrated at playing what he perceived to be as second fiddle to Robin van Persie.
Rooney is understood to be keen to link up with Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, although is not ruling out a potential move to Arsenal should the deal fall through.
Chelsea remain convinced that will not be the case however, and are simply biding their time.
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