Chelsea ready to go to £40M for Man Utd striker Rooney

Chelsea are ready to go higher for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.
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Chelsea are ready to go higher for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.

The London Evening Standard says Chelsea will make another attempt to sign Rooney and are weighing up a bid of around £40million for the England international.

Rooney remains the club’s main target before the transfer window closes on September 2 and they have already had a £27m offer rejected this month.

At the moment, Chelsea are going into the campaign with Fernando Torres, Romelu Lukaku and Demba Ba to choose from up front but Jose Mourinho wants Rooney to lead the line.

United do not want to sell the 27-year-old forward to a Premier League rival. But the former Everton star is still angling for a move away from Old Trafford this summer and is believed to have made Chelsea his first- choice destination.

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