Premiership Transfer Rumors : Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney v Chelsea

Wayne Rooney, Manchester United

Premiership Transfer Rumors : Wayne Rooney

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FC Chelsea is expected to make a third bid of around £40m to United for Rooney, after Chelsea's £25m plus extras bid was turned down.

Rooney is well aware that a move to Chelsea is feared by Man United since they do not want to face him in Premiership competition.

The Premier League champions presently are stating that Rooney is playing for them this season - and David Moyes wants to avoid Roo signing for prospective Premiership top tier title challengers or potential Champions League challengersi.

Rooney missed United's friendly in Stockholm with a minor shoulder injury, must now wait to see whether Moyes chooses him to play in Rio Ferdinand's testimonial match or the Community Shield clash with Wigan Athletic.

A formal transfer request from Rooney is still expected.