Chelsea have been suffering from a lack of firepower from their frontmen since Didier Drogba’s departure in 2012. Fernando Torres had appeared rejuvenated in recent weeks, however, experience tells us that this good form could vanish at any time. Samuel Eto’o is settling into his rhythm after a slow start, but his contract is unlikely to be extended beyond the end of the season. With Romelu Lukaku out on loan until May, Chelsea could do with another world-class striker.
Mourinho made no secret of his desire to bring Wayne Rooney to Stamford Bridge in the summer. Although his quest ultimately failed, there is still hope that the England international could join the Blues in January.
The Metro reported that Mourinho is preparing a £35 million bid for the striker, whilst United are trying to finalise a four-year extension to his current £250,000-a-week contract (per The Express.)
Rooney has been playing in a deeper midfield role so far this season but has bagged five goals and four assists in the Premier League. He would certainly link up well with the likes of Eden Hazard and Oscar, and playing in his natural position would be excellent preparation for next summer’s World Cup.
If Mourinho decides to renew his interest in Rooney, it is almost certain that he will succeed at the second time of asking.