Mourinho still wants new striker in Chelsea squad with Rooney the target

Jose Mourinho still wants to sign a striker, Sky Sports has reported, with Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney remaining the Chelsea manager’s primary target.

Chelsea have already had two offers for Rooney rejected by the Premier League champions but Mourinho, who previously said Rooney was the only player he wanted to sign this summer, confirmed he was still in the market for another forward.

We will try till the last day to add a new player to the squad, a striker,” Mourinho said, “But in this moment every striker has a club, every striker belongs to somebody and I don’t think it’s ethical that I name players that belong to other clubs.

We don’t try, like many clubs do, to go around and try to influence players to behave in a certain way. If we have to make a bid, we make it in an official way, we don’t speak to players, we speak to clubs.

Rooney made a second-half substitute appearance for United in their victory over Swansea on Saturday evening, while Mourinho made a winning return to the Stamford Bridge dugout as Chelsea beat newly-promoted Hull 2-0. Mourinho’s Old Trafford counterpart, David Moyes, has insisted Rooney is not for sale.

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