Chelsea are ready to pounce for unsettled Manchester United star Wayne Rooney. The Daily Mail says Rooney told manager Sir Alex Ferguson two weeks ago that he wants a fresh start.

Chelsea are confident of luring Rooney to London in a £25m move. Incoming boss Jose Mourinho has identified Rooney as one of his principal targets.

Departing Real Madrid coach Mourinho wants a striker to play in the role once occupied by Didier Drogba and believes he can rejuvenate Rooney's career.