Manchester United insist star is not for sale

Wayne Rooney

Manchester United have declared they are not willing to sell Wayne Rooney under any circumstances, even if the forward hands in an official transfer request, according to the Daily Mirror. 

The Rooney saga has exploded over the past few days following the revelations the United forward is said to be unhappy at Old Trafford, news that was swiftly followed by an official bid from Premier League rivals Chelsea for the striker.

But United are adamant they will not be pushed into selling the 27-year-old, and have reportedly made an agreement with Chelsea that no players from either club are to publicly discuss the potential transfer.

Manager Jose Mourinho has also agreed not to name-check the England striker, declaring questions on Rooney were out of bounds following his arrival in Malaysia yesterday.

The new Chelsea boss is thought to be preparing a second bid however, of around £24million. The opening offer was thought to be in the region of £20million, and was rejected out of hand by United.

Rooney is currently undergoing a rehabilitation programme on a hamstring injury at the club’s Carrington training ground, and could be fit in time for a friendly in Sweden on August 6th.

Arsenal, Real Madrid and Paris St Germain have also been heavily linked with a move for the England forward, and it remains to be seen whether Chelsea’s attempts to lure him to Stamford Bridge may spark a bidding war.

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