Wayne Rooney arrived at Manchester United training ground today with speculation on his future a continuous topic that has seen the bookmakers now make him odds on to join Chelsea this summer.
Rooney was seen driving into the Carrington training center at around 9am after having flown back from the clubs pre-season tour of Asia with a hamstring injury.
David Moyes has refused to answer any more questions on Rooney since he said last week: “Unless I was speaking Double Dutch last week, we said Wayne Rooney is not for sale.
“It’s hard to keep repeating myself but I will. Wayne is a Manchester United player and it will remain that way.”
Reports in the newspaper suggested yesterday the 27-year-old England international was “angry and confused” over his treatment by United when they said that Rooney would be playing second fiddle to top striker Dutchman Robin van Persie.
This news prompted Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho to act “Chelsea is interested in this player, made a bid, and what we did, we did officially,” Mourinho said.
“We want the player, we made the bid and now it is up to Man United and we respect their decision.”
“Now I keep doing what I’m doing, working with my players, trying to improve my players, and we’ll see what happens. Now he’s with Man United, not with us.
“From me no more comments with respect to Man United, my colleague (United manager) David Moyes and my players.”
Mourinho also went on to deny that any Chelsea players along with cash were offered for Rooney saying: “We don’t want to make public the bid but it is just a certain amount of money and it doesn’t involve players or players in the possibility of negotiation.
“No Juan Mata, no David Luiz.”
We will now have to wait and see how this plays out, but I will have to go along with the bookmakers and say that I expect to see Wayne Rooney in a blue shirt next season.