Mourinho not giving up on taking Rooney from Man Utd to Chelsea

Jose Mourinho will not give up his pursuit of Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, the Daily Telegraph has reported, despite the Premier League champions rejecting two offers for the England international from Chelsea.

The last Blues bid came in at around £25m and was turned down by David Moyes, the United manager, who has insisted throughout the summer that his former Everton charge will not be leaving Old Trafford. But Rooney has been less certain about his future despite not commenting publically, and is thought to be considering making a formal request to leave the club. Mourinho will return with a third approach if Rooney does ask United for a transfer.

Mourinho insisted however that he will conduct his attempts to sign Rooney in the right manner, and that with Chelsea in the United States and Rooney in England, it is difficult to know the true status of their attempts to sign the player. “We are far away so we are not in England to know every detail but, we are doing things in the correct way,” Mourinho said.

We made the bid and Manchester United have reacted, let see what happens. But we can’t do more than we are doing now. We are doing things legally, making the official bid directly to the club, no interviews or comments or direct relations with the player, no contact, absolutely nothing. We are doing everything in an ethical way, so let’s see if things change,” the Portuguese continued.

Mourinho went on to say that he will not be discouraged by United’s insistence that Rooney will stay at the club, insisting that Rooney is the player he has chosen to bolster the team as he believes he will be the best fit. “There is no time limit,” Mourinho revealed.

We have our squad of strikers. We have identified the player as one we would look to have with us. We have done it in an ethical way and we are going to do that until the last day. And we will see how it comes.

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