Premier League champions Manchester United have rejected a second Chelsea offer for unsettled England international striker Wayne Rooney, it has been revealed.
The revelation was made by a press officer for the club who stated that a bid for the player was received from Chelsea last season and was rejected straight away with the club maintaining its stance that the player is not for sale at any price. Chelsea already had a bid worth around £ 20 million for the player in cash rejected last month and although United didn’t reveal the financial details of the bid, it is expected that this second bid was worth somewhere around £ 40 million.
The England international striker is reported to be extremely angry and confused regarding his position at the club after David Moyes revealed in a press conference during the club’s pre-season tour of Asia that he would be relying on Robin van Persie as the club’s main target man this season and that has left Wayne Rooney extremely confused after seeing his role reduced in the greater scheme of things.
Rooney had been the centre of a transfer tug of war throughout the summer ever since outgoing United manager Sir Alex Ferguson had revealed that he had asked to leave the club. Although Rooney and his camp have denied that the player has handed in a formal request to leave, it is expected that he will do so now in order to push through a move to Chelsea where Jose Mourinho has already promised him to make the main man.
Wayne Rooney signed for Manchester United as an 18 year old from boyhood club Everton in 2004 and since then, he has fallen out with Moyes, who sold him to Manchester United and this is seen as another reason for his reluctance to play for United.