Manchester United will not be selling star forward Wayne Rooney to Chelsea or any other club this summer even if they land their prime transfer target Cesc Fabregas or another front man to lead the team’s charge ahead of the new season.
Rooney is adamant that he will not wear a United shirt again after a breakdown in his relationship with the club and although the club has maintained a strong stance that the England international forward is not for sale, there is an overwhelming sense in the club’s pre-season program that if they managed to find a like for like replacement for the third highest goal scorer in the club’s history, United might consider cashing in on a player who has failed to match the expectations when he was brought to the club as a teenager in 2004 for a whopping £ 26 million fee.
United manager David Moyes has categorically denied that the club is thinking about selling one of their prized assets but insiders believe if United trigger the buy-out clause of Marouane Fellaini, who was so successful under Moyes at Everton and manage to prize Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, they might as well let go of Wayne Rooney who still has two years left on his current contract.
There are also beliefs that if United are successful in bringing anyone of their two primary targets Gareth Bale or Cristiano Ronaldo – their policy on the summer transfer deals – including the one they have on Rooney will change radically.
Moyes also confirmed that the player is doing well in his bid to regain full fitness ahead of United’s final pre-season friendly against AIK in Stockholm and has insisted that Wayne Rooney will not be sold, either to Chelsea or any other club in the world and will remain at Old Trafford.