Manchester United have warned Chelsea off making a new bid for Wayne Rooney. The Mirror says United supremo Ed Woodward has sent Chelsea a 'terse' letter warning them to make no new bids for Rooney.

Chief executive Woodward - backed by the champions' American owners - put his views in writing in a 'Dear Roman...' message aimed to block a new bid.

United have turned down two offers for unsettled Rooney from the Roman Abramovich-owned Londoners and are expected to knock back a third.

Woodward hopes that the letter - which asks Chelsea not to make any further bids and to stop commenting on Rooney, while spelling out United have no intention of selling the England forward - would see an end to the summer-long transfer saga.

However, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho plans to go to £40million for Rooney on Monday, when the two sides play at Old Trafford.

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