Rooney 'perfect for Chelsea'

2010-10-21 13:07

London - John Terry admits Wayne Rooney would be the ideal signing for Chelsea if the unsettled Manchester United striker is allowed to quit Old Trafford.

VIDEO: Man Utd ad featuring Rooney 

Rooney sent shockwaves through the football world this week when he revealed he would not extend his stay at United beyond the end of his current contract, which expires at the end of next season.

The 24-year-old claimed a lack of assurances over United's ability to improve the squad to ensure they can still compete for major honours was behind his decision to end talks over a new contract.

Reports suggest Rooney has also angered United by demanding wages of £50 000 a week after tax and he could even be sold in the January transfer window.

Given the spending power of Chelsea's billionaire owner Roman Abramovich, the Premier League champions are one of the few clubs who could afford Rooney and Terry knows a swoop for his England team-mate would improve Carlo Ancelotti's squad.

"Wayne is the best young player in the world. I am no different to any other player in saying that," Terry said. "You obviously have to respect Manchester United and Wayne, but who knows what's going to happen.

"We've got a great squad of players and he would add to that and strengthen the squad. He is the best player in the world for me."

French striker Nicolas Anelka, a team-mate of Terry's at Chelsea, agrees that his club should do everything to sign Rooney - even though he would be a direct rival for his place in the team.

"If he wants to come to Chelsea he would be very welcome," Anelka said. "Would I buy him? Of course I would, he's a good player."

A meeting between United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and the club's chief executive David Gill was set for Thursday to discuss the best way to resolve the saga.


  • PERFECT PAIR - 2010-10-21 13:18

    They would make the perfect couple since both cheated on their wives... hahahaha

  • Woman Divided FC - 2010-10-21 13:21

    no player is bigger then the team- specially not MAN U- Rooney u better shape up or ship out- stop demanding huge paychecks when u don't deliver the results.Idioto.

  • Arsenal fan - 2010-10-21 13:22

    and why not. all the wife-cheaters in one club! soort soek soort

  • Tim - 2010-10-21 13:28

    Obviously he wants Wayne around so he, Ashley and Wayne can sleep around as a team. Birds of a feather trash together.

  • nic - 2010-10-21 13:42

    as a soulless mercenary Rooney would be perfect for Chelsea

  • Footy Girl - 2010-10-21 13:46

    Not surprising - all the cheaters will be in the same club. Boys night out should be interesting at Chelea!!

  • Rhulane Stanford Nkuzana - 2010-10-21 13:52

    Wayne joining Chelsea or any other club for that matter, is BAD NEWS. It is a well-documented fact that he has no discipline, likes calling the shots.Once he starts a game, does not like to be substituted no matter how badly he performs.This will obviously filter to the other team members.If Chelsea had an intention of retaining the title, they can kiss those ambitions goodbye once he comes on board - mark my words!

  • cas - 2010-10-21 14:13

    Yeahh right Nicolas,you will leave because two spoilt brats cant play together. Drogba will also leave.

  • Liv Fan - 2010-10-21 14:35

    Liverpool awaits your arrival Show dem, show dem, show dem Rooney show dem

  • glen - 2010-10-21 14:44

    Perfect ! I wonder why?

  • mavee - 2010-10-21 14:50

    @Footy Girl_hahahahaha, *onthefloor*

  • MU fan - 2010-10-21 14:58

    Says the other adulterer... Rooney you are stabbing all your fans in the back!

  • Humpme Dumpme - 2010-10-21 15:02

    Only cause Terry wants Rooney's wife for a few................. Chelsea becoming "Thugs United"........philanderers, players who swear at coaches, thugs being arrested......what a little threesome......Terry, Cole and Rooney............. And I used to support them............I am embarrassed!

  • ChelseaChap - 2010-10-21 15:27

    just imagine the Rooney and Drogba combo. most feared in the world i say!!

  • Anderson - 2010-10-21 17:44

    "Reports suggest Rooney has also angered United by demanding wages of £50 000 a week after tax " his demand is actually £150 000 a week after tax , only £100 000 out!!!

  • Never Walk Alone - 2010-10-21 19:34

    Eish - imagine if he tells all the other top clubs - Man. C - Real M - Chelsea and Barca to go to hell - and signs for Liverpool - because he wants to end his career at his place of birth !! Or just to piss MU and Fergie off ! Nah - dont think it will happen - but hell it will be humour to see everyones reaction !!

  • buga- luv - 2010-10-22 08:03

    yeah! bra.........couldn't say it better than that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! terry just want to get to rooney`s wife bra...

  • Call urself a man u fan? - 2010-10-22 09:12

    Funny how last season Berbatov was under fire for his "lacking performance" but old Roo was knighted in not only the Nike ad but in every Man U fan's eye. This year old Roo wants to leave and daggers come out... This is the guy who single-handedly won the trophy for you chaps two seasons ago. Have a little decency to respect his decision and not focus on what the tabloids have to say.

  • Salu Babe - 2010-10-22 09:14

    We don't need spoilt brats like Rooney at Chelsea. we are fine and have the best. The guy doesn't respect anyone including himself...Ancelotti must just take a chill pill...

  • THE BLUES - 2010-10-22 10:25

    all of u,Arsenal fans,Liv fans & Man U fans,us THE BLUEZ fans,we support our team not individuals,we are not even interested in their private lives,dis is da reason we manage to win the tittle after J Terryz saga,so u can say all negative things about this possible move,but Roony will add value to the camps.

  • Philip Buys - 2010-10-22 11:31

    Oh, please let Rooney not join Chelsea! Chelsea is a team built on good attitudes, not bad reputations. Rooney will not fit in!

  • United till i die - 2010-10-22 17:43

    Who ever wrote this article probably did so based on day dreaming and thumb sucking..."Rooney has also angered United by demanding wages of £50 000 a week after tax " his current salary was £75 000 a week, so he definately wasn't asking for less. Makes you wonder how much truth there is in the rest of the article...get your facts right!

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