Chelsea Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of July 22
After signing three new players for his side next season, Jose Mourinho may be happy with his current crop of Chelsea players.
Andre Schurrle, Marco van Ginkel and Mark Schwarzer have all joined the West London club this summer for a combined £26 million, as the Portuguese coach looks to make a lasting impression during his second stint at the club.
But even despite his satisfaction with the squad at present, the media continue to link Mourinho with all kinds of different players.
Interested to know who they are? Come with us and you may find out!
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UPDATED: 23 July
Chelsea Ready £40 Million Offer for Manchester United Striker Wayne Rooney
A lot has been made of Chelsea's attempt to sign Wayne Rooney. First, Manchester United confirmed they had rejected a £10 million bid plus Juan Mata or David Luiz for the striker, which was furiously denied by Chelsea, per BBC Sport.
In fact, ESPN have revealed that the first bid was around £23 million plus £3 million add-ons, which was of course rejected by David Moyes.
Jason Burt and Mark Ogden report that Rooney is unhappy at Old Trafford due to false remarks made about his intention to leave:
Rooney remains angry at Ferguson’s claim he asked for a transfer during a private meeting between the pair in April – a claim denied by the player’s camp. While Moyes’s appointment as manager has removed the prospect of direct and daily contact with Ferguson, Rooney is aware of the power he still commands at the club.
Rooney is Mourinho’s No 1 target and Chelsea are working on the make-up of a revised bid and it may be that they offer add-ons which take it closer to the £40 million figure.
With the Premier League season just a month away, it's unclear at present where Rooney will be plying his trade next season.
Liverpool Bid for Ryan Bertrand Rebuffed by Chelsea
He worked with him at Chelsea as a youngster, now Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers wants to bring Ryan Bertrand to Anfield.
The England international is currently understudy to veteran full-back Ashley Cole, and with Jose Mourinho now in charge, Bertrand's opportunities could become limited this season.
Northern Irishman Rodgers has sensed a chance to prize the 23-year-old away from Stamford Bridge and. according to The Mirror, had an enquiry rejected for the former Gillingham man.
Bertrand has been with the Blues since 2005 and recently stated his desire to fight for his place at the club, telling reporters in Kuala Lumpar that he sees himself as "Chelsea's No. 1 [left-back]."
And the fact the club rebuffed the attempt from Liverpool reinforces that idea completely.
Wallace Set for Loan Move After Impressive Pre-Season
After completing his move from Brazilian champions Fluminense to Chelsea, nobody expected Wallace to be around the first team any time soon.
But after Jose Mourinho opted to bring the highly rated full-back on tour to Asia, the 18-year-old has shone, playing a part in both victories and winning a penalty against Singha All-Stars.
However, the same article says that any deal for Roma's Daniele De Rossi, who the Blues are rumoured to be interested in, would include a loan deal for the youngster.
While his destination is uncertain, his future at Chelsea is not, although due to his status as a non-EU national, a loan move will be necessary to gain a work permit.