Moyes again insists Rooney is staying at Man Utd despite Chelsea interest

Manchester United manager David Moyes has again insisted that the club has no intention of selling Wayne Rooney, BBC Sport has reported, despite his Chelsea counterpart Jose Mourinho confirming the England striker is his primary target for the summer. Moyes is also waiting for news regarding his offer for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

Rooney is said to be unhappy at Old Trafford, particularly after comments that appeared to suggest Moyes saw Rooney behind Robin van Persie in the pecking order of forwards at the club. But Moyes, who previously rejected any possibility Rooney would leave Old Trafford this summer, confirmed that stance when asked at a news conference in Sydney. “The club’s position has not changed,” Moyes said.

Moyes added that with regards to the club’s approach for Fabregas, the deal is in the hands of United’s chief executive, Ed Woodward. “I’m in contact with our chief executive who is dealing with the issue and hope to know more in a day or so,” Moyes said, adding: “I couldn’t tell you exactly, the chief executive [Woodward] is dealing with it. Hopefully we’ll know more in the next few days.

United have yet to add a major new signing this summer, missing out of Fabregas’ now former Barcelona teammate Thiago Alcantara, who joined Bayern Munich. Moyes however was hopeful United would have new faces very soon. “As far as players we are looking to bring in are concerned, we are working hard to do that. We are trying very hard to make some additions. Hopefully there will be some good news in the not too distant future,” the former Everton boss continued.

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