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Chelsea linked to Rooney bid

2010-10-19 13:11

London - Chelsea have emerged as a potential bidder for Wayne Rooney after manager Carlo Ancelotti said he would be interested in signing the England striker should he become available.

Rooney's future at Manchester United appears to be in doubt after a reported breakdown in relations with his manager Alex Ferguson.

Manchester City are widely reported in the British press to be ready to come in with an offer for Rooney, but Chelsea is the first club to openly declare an interest.

Ancelotti said "if Rooney is on the market, I think that not only Chelsea would be interested."

Ferguson is likely to be asked questions about his relationship with Rooney at a pre-match news conference at Old Trafford on Tuesday, ahead of United's Champions League game against Bursaspor.

AP

Comments
  • last number - 2010-10-19 13:29

    Arsene Wenger must come to the party as well.

  • Aaron - 2010-10-19 13:40

    It will be sad to lose a player of his calibre but Fergie's vision is for the greater good of ManUtd. There is a reason why Fergie is the most successful Football manager of all time.

  • mbodla - 2010-10-19 13:43

    The selling and buying of humans to do labour for their so called owners amounts to slavery.

  • NAEEM - 2010-10-19 13:53

    IF ROONEY WANTS TO LEAVE THEN HE SHOULD DO SO THERE ARE MANY OTHER STRIKERS THAT SIR ALEX WOULD INTEND TO BUY AS CHILE PLAYER ( SANCHEZ) SAID HE WOULD LIKE TO PLAY FOR MAN UTD

  • NAEEM - 2010-10-19 13:53

    IF ROONEY WANTS TO LEAVE THEN HE SHOULD DO SO THERE ARE MANY OTHER STRIKERS THAT SIR ALEX WOULD INTEND TO BUY AS CHILE PLAYER ( SANCHEZ) SAID HE WOULD LIKE TO PLAY FOR MAN UTD

  • UFO222 - 2010-10-19 14:03

    If ferguson i shrewd about this decision he will make sure to sell Rooney to a club abroad, where his impact on Man Utd in future games will be less felt. Personally don't see what Manchester United have up their sleeves if they loose yet another key player. Then there is the aging trio of Giggs, Scholes and Van Der Sar that will need to be replaced soon.

  • Harold - 2010-10-19 14:08

    As Fergy has stated all this is water off a duck's back. He and Rooney are playing the media. They want attention off United's poor form as well as Rooney's indiscretion with prostitutes to be deflected if them. Has anyone noticed how nobody is talking about the two issues and are focussing on rumours. Rooney will sign an extension to his contract and people will wander what the fuss was about.

  • pat - 2010-10-19 14:20

    I am ot a Rooney fan but do think the media should not advertise his private life. Players dont play sport to to be someone's role model but for the love of the game. his life off the field has nothing do to do with anyone be it right or wrong.Who makes the media or us the public his judges.

  • pat - 2010-10-19 14:20

    I am ot a Rooney fan but do think the media should not advertise his private life. Players dont play sport to to be someone's role model but for the love of the game. his life off the field has nothing do to do with anyone be it right or wrong.Who makes the media or us the public his judges.

  • Jakes - 2010-10-19 14:20

    We have seen it with Tiger, now Rooney, if your personal life is not in order, then a lot can and will go wrong. First sort out your own affairs, the good will follow.

  • Nick - 2010-10-19 14:23

    The english premier division is a joke. Clubs are bankrupt, being taken over by banks and bought by foreigners because the clubs are overburdened by debt and have no cash flow. Now you see managers and self opinionated simple yobs like Rooney earning mega-millions and you wonder how much sense there is in these overpaid dramatic louts who think the world revolves around them.

  • Zee - 2010-10-19 14:35

    Good buy and gud luck to you Wayne. No one's ever bigger then the club.

  • Sam - 2010-10-19 14:36

    Don't buy the hype. This is just guess work until Alex actually has his press conference later today. I suspect that there is no story here, just the media doing what it does best.

  • Rhulane Stan Nkuzana - 2010-10-19 14:41

    Just a word of advice to whoever wants to bring Wayne on board their team; he is a talented player, granted. The problem is he is got the discipline of a cockroach in a pantry full of stale food.He is going to spoil whatever unity exists in the particular team.

  • Nash The Gunner - 2010-10-19 14:59

    @Naeem: not forgetting u can use him as goalie when Van Der Sar is injured.

  • reality check - 2010-10-19 15:42

    Rooney, Tevez,Ronaldo,Beckham,van Nistelrooy ...... all left because of Feguson. He seems to have a problem with players who have media and public attention.Ferguson is an egoholic and always wants to be the Kingpin of the club.Ferguson is past it - should've retired at the top 5 years ago. His squad is very ordinary and it wont surprise if they dont win a major trophy this year.

  • LESIBA - 2010-10-19 16:28

    Mr P.Motsepe please take advantage of the possibilities before they Nationalise your wealth.....

  • Shankly's Kin - 2010-10-19 16:30

    No player is bigger than a club. No matter what club it is. So to United fans: let him go and cash in on him. It seems it's more about him not being able to handle the fact that even though he is Fergie's blue eyed boy, he is being dropped. This is professional football. It is results based. You don't perform, you get dropped or if you are a manager, you get sacked. Now to commenting on the article, I do believe that Chelsea is probably a more realistic destination than City. I'm sure he'd want to go to a club that he believes can challenge on all fronts. Plus, his wife apparently does not want to leave the country. So Chelsea would be a good bet. I cannot see Rooney fitting into Mourinho's plans and Real. He's got bags of striking talent at his disposal at the moment. But if Wayne really loves Everton, as he claims, he would go back there and help make them a force (what's he got to lose?? Won EPL titles, FA cup, League Cup, UEFA CL with United - Everything a club can win). If only football were still romantic, he'd take a dramatic pay cut and go back home. I'm sure Moyes would welcome him back with open arms.

  • AL @ Nick - 2010-10-19 17:18

    "The english premier division is a joke" - Thats why year after year there are 2-3 English teams in the last four of the champions League????

  • A.P - 2010-10-19 17:53

    Has anyone seen Sir Alex's press conference, I'm a huge Chelsea Fc fan but that video was sad, he should at least go abroad to respect the club, if he were to sign for Manchester City all hell would break loose in that city. 

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