Jose Mourinho has advised Wayne Rooney to do what it takes to be happy, with the
Chelsea are one of a number of teams linked with a move for the disgruntled forward after Rooney put in a transfer request towards the end of the season, according to former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. The Rooney camp has since denied the player asked the leave Old Trafford, however.
Mourinho is understood to want to sign a new striker upon his return to Stamford Bridge, with Napoli forward Edinson Cavani considered top of the manager’s wanted list. But the Uruguayan has a £53m release clause in his contract with the Serie A side and Chelsea could investigate a bid for Rooney, the newspaper believes.
“I like him. He is at a fantastic age. He has maturity, big experience and is still young,” Mourinho said of Rooney. “It’s up to him and what he wants, what makes him happy.
“He’s a little bit like me,” the 50-year-old continued. “He doesn’t need one more pound in his contract and one more cup won’t make a difference. Be happy. Where is he happy? Where will he find more happiness to have ambition and drive him?”
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