Chelsea Top Bookie Odds As Rooney Transfer Request Moves Close

Posted by Kathleen Girvan on Aug 06, 2013 Posted in Transfer News | No Comments »

With the Premier League season set to start in just under 2 weeks time, the transfer market is alive with the sound of gossip and potential big money moves from some of the largest football clubs in the world and Chelsea once again are being rumoured to be in pursuit of another international star in Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney.

Following the arrival of Jose Mourinho for his second spell at the club since leaving the club in 2007, speculation has been strong towards the fact that the self-proclaimed ‘Special One’ has been hot on the trail of the English international as he looks to boost his attacking options with thoughts showing that the Portuguese manager has fallen out of love with Spanish striker Fernando Torres.

Although Mourinho has continued to play mind games surrounding his interested in the Manchester United attacker, United have maintained their stance towards the player not for sale, however following comments made by newly appointed United boss David Moyes, the player has signalled his interest in leaving the club, this week threatening to hand in a written transfer request in order to push a potential move.

Chelsea thus far have already has two previous formal offers for the striker rejected by the Manchester based club and with manager Moyes determined to keep hold of Rooney in order to provide cover for Robin Van Persie, it looks like Rooney may have to make a stance of his own in order to force any potential move out of the title chasing club before the transfer window closes this summer.

Chelsea’s latest offer, which was thought to be worth £25m plus further add-ons was not enough to tempt United into selling the striker as they too are missing out on their prime transfer targets following the recent failed sale of main target Robert Lewandowski from Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich sparking the German international to pledge his future to the German side.

Although David Moyes seems willing to fight to keep hold of Rooney this summer, the bookies clear still believe that the prospect of playing second striker behind Van Persie again this season will be enough to push Rooney to taking action in his fight to leave the club, tipping Chelsea as favourites to sign the striker with odds at 6/4 while Arsenal and Bayern Munich have also been priced into the equation at 5/1 and 6/1 respectively. A spokesperson for free betting website said “With the prospect of being given a more leading role in a club side such as Chelsea or Bayern Munich, we can see why the player would consider trying to force his move out of the shadow of Van Persie and the chance to do so while stay playing in the biggest footballing competitions in the world makes the offer very appealing.”

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