Chelsea fans—and Manchester United fans, probably—may be sick and tired of the talks of their club securing Wayne Rooney, since it's just about all there is going on for the Blues in the transfer window. But, it's becoming less and less unlikely that a deal could potentially happen.
Manchester United's chief concern since David Moyes took over has been to retain Rooney, but the latest report from David Maddock of the Daily Mirror indicates that the Red Devils aren't wasting any time convincing him to stay.
David Moyes has insisted he has no need to sit down and talk with Wayne Rooney... because no player should ever require persuasion to stay at Manchester United.
New United manager Moyes claimed he is more concerned about his unsettled striker’s fitness than he is about his future, and suggested the 27-year-old will miss the Community Shield... and the England game against Scotland next week.
Moyes' odd approach continued on when asked about Rooney's future, becoming angry and short with questions:
Moyes dismissed all talk of the forward’s future, reacting angrily to being asked what Rooney thought about Chelsea’s much-touted second approach of almost £30m.
When asked: “How does he feel about the second Chelsea bid?”, he snapped, “I’ve not asked him.”
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Certainly it can't be a comforting topic for the new United manager, who fears losing one of the faces of the club and the heralded star of the offense before Robin van Persie's arrival.
But after reacting like this to questions about the English striker, the questions only continue to be raised as to whether Chelsea's bids will increase to the point where a financially-strapped United side is wooed enough to accept a deal.
Chelsea are still looking for the first big splash of the Jose Mourinho era, and considering the new skipper is a big fan of the striker, expect the price to only skyrocket from this point forward.
Now, that price increase could fall upon deaf ears if Moyes maintains his stance that Rooney isn't for sale (per The Telegraph). It's important to remember that all Chelsea can do is throw out a big offer—if United are that adamant about keeping their star, they'll keep him.
But Mourinho has shown in his career that he gets who he wants, and he obviously wants Rooney. He'll only continue to prove that.
Whether or not the Red Devils have their ears perked up is another argument, but Chelsea is certainly trying to go all-in on Rooney.