Manchester United are prepared to sell Wayne Rooney to Chelsea this month. The Mirror says Jose Mourinho has been told that Manchester United ARE prepared to do business - but only if they can find a replacement for the ­unsettled striker.

The Special One has made clear his intention to make a third approach for Rooney before the transfer window slams shut, with sources close to the club suggesting it would be at a ceiling of around £30million.

Champions United have already made contact with the west Londoners to make clear their position, but without ­slamming the door totally shut.

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