Chelsea Mull Over Rooney Move As Man Utd Line Up His Replacement

Chris Wright

21st, October 2010

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By Chris Wright

This morning’s tabloids (and a few of their broader-sheeted brethren) are rife with speculation over Chelsea’s standpoint on the Wayne Rooney debacle, with the general consensus being that the Manchester United heathen will either be transfer-listed, suspended or both after the club’s management convene to discuss matters later this morning.

The Daily Mail seem certain that Rooney will be exiled, with Chelsea waiting in the wings with a monster offer that has already been ‘rubber stamped’ by owner Roman Abramovich. The Mail reckon that the £20 million deal to take Rooney to Stamford Bridge will make him one of the world’s richest players, as the pay packet ‘would easily compete with Manchester City’s £250,000-a-week offer’.

Over at The Sun, the wages being mooted are a little more prosaic, with the rag insisting that Rooney is ‘open to the idea’ of joining Chelsea, although Abramovich will not be willing to go beyond £160,000-a-week to secure his services.

The Daily Mirror are running with quotes from Chelsea captain John Terry, inviting his England teammate to move to west London, whereas the Daily Express offer the notion that Rooney may be put off from joining the Blues by finding himself limited to earning a miserly £150,000-a-week (on a par with Terry and Frank Lampard) due to the club’s rigid pay structure.

One quick word on Rooney’s replacement at United. According to talkSPORT, Sir Alex Ferguson is lining up Ajax’s Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez (who also fills in as an auxiliary ‘keeper for his national team) as his £30 million successor at Old Trafford.

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  1. dotun says:

    pls,lets go for suarez.he can do it and i believe that rooney wil regret his action.mutd for live.

  2. Man U fan says:

    wayne rooney dont leave ur wasting ur life

  3. edhehe says:

    i doubt he will go 2 chelsea as i dont think Roman wants to spend the cash with the new uefa rule coming in soon about clubs finances

  4. AdamMU83 says:

    Coming to terms with the news now. We are United and no player will ever be as big as our club. Top players come and go to a club like us, Fergie will get a good replacement and we will move on. Also, if you fancy a laugh from all of this gloom checc out this video http://bit.ly/bwHXiN – Rio in a Yaris!!

  5. Mo says:

    Wayne Rooney can go if he wants….United Make players Other clubs F**K them up wen we sell them…

    check out dis article from cantona in feb 2006
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/man_utd/4692266.stm

  6. seanlfc says:

    we’ll find out in 12mnths time whether rooney was right to leave or not, ferguson says theres money to spend but lets face it, hes no stranger in tellin lies to the press is he? rooney with his ankle will testify to that, perhaps man u are in the same position we were in last year with all the profits goin on interest repayments, taggerts never gonna admit that is he?

  7. victor says:

    wayne rooney wants “assurances”. what can manchester united offer that no one else can? is he crazy? this is the worlds biggest club on the worlds biggest stage. i vote everyone blanks him everytime he touches the ball for club and country

  8. seanlfc says:

    again, i refer to the above thread @ 1210pm

  9. Mojo says:

    Ok so Suarez, a diving cheat, as a replacement for Rooney who mind you scored 35 goals last season.

    Still think Rooney is a wanker for wanting to leave.

  10. Anonymous says:

    well i think Rooney knows what is good for him, flying the blue colour will be a nice thing for a player like Rooney, a great player moving to a great club, i think this will be another Ronaldo moving out of man united, to Chelsea, Rooney will get all the respect he deserve in Chelsea, i think he has made the right decision which he won’t regret.

  11. Justice says:

    well i think Rooney knows what is good for him, flying the blue colour will be a nice thing for a player like Rooney, a great player moving to a great club, i think this will be another Ronaldo moving out of man united, to Chelsea, Rooney will get all the respect he deserve in Chelsea, i think he has made the right decision which he won’t regret.

  12. Sunday says:

    Justice & Anonymous you people are bastard… we don’t want to sell any body.. go and look for another player. we are not selling any body out of United….

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