There are two ways of looking at the Wayne Rooney saga this summer, and they both lead to the same confusing conclusion.
The first is that it seems unlikely Rooney will return to Man United after a tumultuous summer full of rumours and hearsay.
The second is that it is really unlikely Manchester United will sell Rooney to another Premier League team, even as Chelsea reportedly chase the star forward.
For the time being, David Moyes remains steadfast in his contention that Rooney will stay, according to David McDonnell of the Mirror:
Wayne Rooney will be ordered to pull on a Manchester United shirt again as he nears his comeback from injury, writes David McDonnell in Yokohama .
Rooney flew home from Bangkok less than 24 hours into United's pre-season tour after a scan revealed he had suffered a hamstring tear.
But Moyes said Rooney is making progress and believes the striker will be ready to start United's pre-season friendly in Stockholm on August 6.
Although Rooney is agitating for a move away, with Chelsea his preferred destination, Moyes re-iterated United's hardline stance over the 27-year-old .
Chelsea have let it be known they believe Rooney will never play for United again, but Moyes said he wants the forward back in action as soon as possible.
Given that Rooney has fallen to second fiddle behind Robin van Persie at forward and United will never get more money from selling Rooney than it would this summer, it's hard to see him staying. But you never know. And the summer's most intriguing transfer storyline lives on.