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Premier League Champions Manchester United are reported to be “amused” by Jose Mourinho openly enticing their star forward Wayne Rooney to make a move to Stamford Bridge this summer. According to reports published in The Daily Mail, the club would not even be willing to consider selling their top player to league rivals Chelsea, in accordance with their policies.
Mourinho had yesterday hinted of a hidden desperation to sign the Englishman by saying that he should do “what makes him happy”. The 27 year old has featured on the wishlist of a number of prominent European clubs ever since his estrangement with Manchester United following a whole season in a subdued role.
However, United has had a long standing policy of not selling top players to Premier League rivals and thus Mourinho’s attempts of blatantly luring the forward to West London are sure to be met with a straight denial from new manager David Moyes and CEO Ed Woodward. The club was last found deviating from their policy in 2003 when they transferred their high profile player Juan Sebastian Veron, coincidentally to Chelsea.
Meanwhile, reports of United edging closer to Robert Lewandowski can further lead to Rooney being unsettled at Old Trafford. The 27 year old might have his reservations regarding an expected fiery reception by fans following his return to training on July 3rd. But critics would agree that the England International might decide to let his contract at Old Trafford run down its complete course till June 2015.
With a number of top notch European clubs vying for Rooney, it would be interesting to see how David Moyes tackles this problem, after having made it amply clear in the past that he would love to keep the 27 year old at Old Trafford.
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