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Man Utd locker room expects Rooney to demand transfer

Wayne Rooney intends to submit a transfer request to Manchester United this week. The Sunday Mirror says talk of Rooney's future has ­dominated the Old Trafford dressing room during pre-season and that many of his United team-mates are expecting the 27-year-old striker to now make his wish to leave the club ­official in the coming days.

Rooney feels his future would be best served under Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, but United will ­ideally look to sell him abroad.

Submitting an official transfer request will prompt the Blues to increase their offer to £30m. A dressing-room source said: "It is now clear that Wayne has made up his mind about leaving United.

"It has nothing to do with David Moyes. He simply feels that he needs a new challenge.

"The talk around the club has been that he will ­officially ask for a transfer in the next week."

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