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In what's fast becoming an increasing concern for Manchester United, it's being reported that Chelsea are readying a £30 million bid for the services of Wayne Rooney, out of contract in 18 months' time.
The Daily Mail's Bob Cass writes that Jose Mourinho is set to revive his summer interest in the Englishman, and he is hoping that United's woes this season will feed into his hopes of signing the striker.
Cass adds that the Red Devils are set to open tentative negotiations with their star later this month concerning an extension to his current deal.
As things stand, Rooney is understood to be seeking assurances over Moyes' short-term aspirations as Manchester United boss, the forward supposedly concerned about the direction in which his club is heading.
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It's recently emerged that Mourinho is ignoring a host of other striking options being offered to his club in order to facilitate a summer swoop for Rooney.
The Telegraph's Matt Law has reported that the Portuguese thinks a much more cost-effective deal could be organised when the Red Devil has just 12 months remaining on his contract.
It does mean, however, that the Blues will stick with their current strikeforce of Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba until the end of the season.