Date: 2nd July 2013 at 12:00pm
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wayne-rooney-england-brazil_2953943Chelsea are preparing a £20 million offer for unsettled Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney, according to reports in the Telegraph yesterday.

The article writer Chris Bascombe claims that although Rooney has been linked with several clubs in Europe he would prefer to move south and link up with Jose Mourinho, a coach that he has long admired. United do not want to sell one of their players to another Premier League club but it all depends on the money, I guess.

Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested in the player with the former being desperate for a new forward and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Gunners cock-up their Higauin pursuit like they did with Juan Mata, who ended up coming to Chelsea and has been our best player in both seasons.

As for Rooney, he’s been at Manchester United for nine years now and has amassed 197 goals in 400 games for the Old Trafford outfit. He has had his problems though and only managed 16 last season as Robin van Persie is now the main man and Rooney was deployed in a deeper position at times.

The player’s future largely depends on David Moyes, who has apparently patched up his differences with Rooney and they’ll be due for a meeting as the squad assembles ahead of pre season.

He’s a divisive figure amongst the Chelsea support and I’ve seen plenty of pro and against arguments in relation to the potential signing. I’m not entirely sure it would be a good move for Chelsea as the player is on something of a downer and we’ve been here before with Fernando Torres. However, unlike Torres, Rooney does not look after himself and his lifestyle often leaves him in poor shape which is simply unacceptable for a professional athlete, especially when you’re on the sort of cash he’s raking in.

Rooney might represent a cheaper option than a lot of other forwards in terms of a transfer fee but his reported £250,000-a-week wages are definitely not worth taking a hit on.

Source: Telegraph