Manchester United star eyes transfer Plan B

Man Utd striker Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney is still intent on leaving Manchester United whether his move to Chelsea is successful or not, with the England striker sounding out clubs over a possible switch abroad, according to The Independent. 

The United forward has been the subject of a summer-long transfer saga, since stating his desire to leave Old Trafford before the end of last season.

Chelsea are reportedly the 27-year-old’s preferred destination, although the Blues have had two official bids rejected ‘out of hand’ by the champions.

Rooney is becoming increasingly concerned the move he cherishes may not come to fruition, but remains adamant he has no future at Old Trafford, despite the club continually stating their desire to keep hold of him.

The concern for Rooney is that his options of a move besides Chelsea appear to be sorely limited.

While Paris St Germain showed an initial interest, the French champions have since signed Edinson Cavani for £55million, and are not in the market for another striker.

AS Monaco also have Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez, while no Spanish side have shown an interest in the England striker.

Bayern Munich are also not interested, having already secured the signings of Jan Kirchhoff, Mario Götze and Thiago Alcantara this summer.

Rooney is currently waiting to see if Moyes forces him to play in either Rio Ferdinand’s testimonial, or the weekend’s Community Shield.

An appearance in either would give Rooney the first chance to face the music from United supporters, who are unimpressed by the striker’s public desire to leave.

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