Wayne Rooney has told Manchester United boss David Moyes he wants to leave.

The Daily Mail says Rooney will submit a formal transfer request after Chelsea last night had a second bid for the striker rejected.

He reiterated his determination to quit Old Trafford during crunch talks with United manager Moyes over the weekend.

He is prepared to put his wishes in writing before Rio Ferdinand's testimonial against Sevilla on Friday and will use any backlash from angry United supporters as ammunition in his fight to leave.