Wayne Rooney, Manchester United
Wayne Rooney May Transfer to FC Chelsea
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Wayne is back in England being treated for injury while his wife Coleen is on holiday with sons Klay and Kai. Roo, 27, had to be flown back from Oz as he needed treatment for the injury.
Coleen enjoyed a family break in Quinta do Lag, a Portugese resort in the Algarve with boys Kai, 3, and two-month-old Klay and her mum Colette.
Speculation has been mounting that Wayne could move from Man United to Chelsea. United has rejected a £22 million bid for Rooney last week but Jose Mourinho is expected to raise the amount to £30 million.
FC Chelsea will table a second bid of £24 million this week and hope to get their man for around the £30m mark. However, Manchester United insists Rooney is not for sale after turning a .
Man Utd are aiming to land Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona, and Chelsea expects United would then be open to letting Rooney go for the right price.
New United boss David Moyes will want to win his first home game as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor with or without Rooney.
Chelsea feel United needs to sell Rooney before the transfer window shuts on September 2.
Mourinho stuck to his strict “no comment” policy on Rooney after the Blues 4-1 win over Malaysia in the Shah Alam Stadium.
Mourinho stated Romelu Lukaku can start the season rather than Fernando Torres - but had no comment on Rooney's transfer to Chelsea. Lukaku returned to Chelsea after scoring 17 goals on loan at West Brom.
“Lukaku had a fantastic manager last season. It’s up to the kid, but he’s open and intelligent to learn the kind of movement we want.
“Of course he can challenge Torres. The role he played was the right movement. We don’t want the striker just aiming between the central defenders, but making movements, sometimes between midfield or moving wide.”
Asked how Lukaku compared to Didier Drogba, Mourinho said, “We have to respect them both. The best way to do that is not compare Lukaku to a legend. Leave Didier where he is, at the top of Chelsea’s history, and leave Lukaku to work hard. The kid is good.”