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Chelsea happy to be patient with transfer pursuit

Manchester United's Wayne RooneyJose Mourinho has indicated he is willing to wait in his pursuit of disgruntled Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, The Express reports.

The new Chelsea boss announced last week that his summer transfer policy was simply “Rooney or bust”.

Despite that, the Blues are yet to make a follow up bid to their initial £20million offer which was rejected by United 10 days ago.

It is thought Rooney would not be allowed to leave Old Trafford until after the two teams clash on 26 August. The transfer window closes a week later which would leave time for a deal.

Mourinho said in Jakarta yesterday: “We have made that bid which was public and official and after that nothing else.

“But we are calm because we are happy with what we have.”

Chelsea’s visit to play David Moyes’ charges will be their third game in eight days, with Premier League fixtures against Hull City and Aston Villa to be played in order to avoid a clash with the UEFA Super Cup game against Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich.

Mourinho is undeterred by his side’s schedule however.

“It is a difficult week of three matches in a row, which is never easy, especially at the start of the season. But I think it is fair. Because of us with the Super Cup and Aston Villa with their calendar, it would not have been fair to play this game one month or two months later. It is logical to play it then,” he added.

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