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If Wayne Rooney wants to swap Manchester United for Chelsea, he will have to force the transfer, reports Rob Beasley in The Sun (subscription).
Chelsea had a bid rejected earlier in the summer and Beasley reports that a second offer, of £30 million, was batted back by United on Sunday.
Red Devils boss David Moyes has insisted that he wants to keep hold of Rooney, but Beasley's piece claims that the striker is now planning to make a formal transfer request.
Quoting a United source, Beasley's piece states:
Wayne is still hell-bent on going this summer-he doesn't see any way back at United.
He has been patient so far, but he is ready to step things up now.
Time is running out for him tot get this situation resolved and Wayne knows it.
Beasley's report also claims that Chelsea have no desire to up the ante to the £40 million fee he claims United are holding out for.