Chelsea are wiling to throw a bank-busting £60 MILLION contract at unsettled Manchester United star Wayne Rooney. The Daily Mail says Chelsea will match Rooney's £240,000-a-week wages in a five-year deal worth a staggering £60million, if he can force his way out of Manchester United.

Rooney is Jose Mourinho's first-choice transfer target and the Chelsea chief has been encouraged that he can still land the striker this summer.

He will cost about £30m if United can be persuaded to sell, but that will not be an issue for Chelsea.

Mourinho, who took charge of first-team training yesterday for the first time after the summer break, wants to give Rooney a fresh start at Stamford Bridge.