Chelsea players will welcome Wayne Rooney if he can be prised away from Manchester United. Blues boss Jose Mourinho has made it clear he sees Rooney as a priority transfer target.

The Daily Mail says Chelsea's players are openly talking to each other about Rooney's potential arrival at Stamford Bridge and the idea of him playing for Mourinho has been met with universal dressing room approval.

They recognise a player who needs a new challenge, a chance to revitalise his career at another club after nine incredibly successful years at Old Trafford.