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Rooney Deal Being Lined Up?

Rooney Deal Being Lined Up?

With Manchester United contemplating the way ahead without Sir Alex Ferguson, another bombshell has hit the 2012/2013 Premier League Champions.

It transpires that Wayne Rooney handed in a transfer request some two weeks ago expressing a desire to make a fresh start somewhere else.

Now Rooney has form for this kind of thing having done it before and ending up with an improved contract.

However, the vibes within Old Trafford this time; indicate that the club may be willing to part with their asset.

Yesterday, rumours were linking Rooney with a move to the Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich, but this morning there is the intimation, in one tabloid, Chelsea re preparing to hijack any said move by offering Manchester united £30 million for the player.

Furthermore, it also goes on to suggest that with the backing of Roman Abramovich, talks have already begun between Chelsea, United and Rooney`s advisors about bringing the player to London.

Now, here in the Vital Chelsea editorial chair, I`ve two veins of thought about this.

The first is the worrying concern that we could be landed with another 'white elephant` with recent performances, from Rooney, offering nothing but the suggestion that he is a fading force.

The second infers that it could be just the move Rooney desires, a fresh start, a fresh challenge and a chance to show that he does still have what it takes at the top level.

I`d certainly be interested to hear your thoughts on the possibility of the player being a summer capture for our football club!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Thursday May 9 2013
Time: 4:34PM


hopefully not. he seems to have burned out (like owen did). id rather spend that 25m on lewandowski
09/05/2013 16:51:00
God Forbid that this happens (even our board are not that stupid)...these agents just use the chelsea name to raise interest in their player...surely we cant buy every single player that is available for a move this summer....IMO Wayne the Shrek peaked at Euro 2004 :) Sorry but i dont rate him as highly as most people do...he is a good rather than average player (at best) for me...Let him go to Citeh or PSG or wherever tbh...I couldnt care less where he goes as long as its not SW6
09/05/2013 16:53:00
Although I'm skeptical, perhaps Rooney does need a fresh start and with the right motivation he could be a beast
09/05/2013 16:58:00
Not the best for me
09/05/2013 17:04:00
Rooney has never been an average player..up until 2yrs ago he was world class, he is on downward spiral at the moment..if this opportunity had arosed 3 or 4yrs ago it would have been better..i would rather sign lewandoski for 25mil he is cheaper and younger whereas rooney has peaked already.
09/05/2013 17:07:00
No thanks but he is better then the options we have in attack. I would rather we go for Falcao.
09/05/2013 17:17:00
He will sell shirts though!.
09/05/2013 17:20:00
I am somewhere in the middle on this. The next manager might have a role to play in this. Anyways he is better than Torres. But no striker since Didier was signed has been successful at chelsea except Anelka to an extent.
09/05/2013 17:29:00
Permit me to extract from my comment somewhere else about this> I will say yes to rooney with if this conditions are or can be met: Wayne is are very good player. His versatility , goal sense and work rate is something i admire and respect and i believe he is the type of striker we need to complete our strking department. Liverwire striker. His ability to play deep wll complement mazcacar most effectively than any of Falcao, Cavani, Lewandoski etc Just imagine him swapping roles with mazacar…. However the conditions for this deal are: 1. We sell torres or dash him out ( whichever comes first) and replace him with rooney who i believe will make a better impact. 2. Drastic reduction of salary lower than or at most on the same level as the departed torres. 3. Penalty clauses in contract for club night rule violation and weight gain. lets say the truth, Rooney is a fantastic player far better than torres curently and EPL proven. NO SENSE in bringing in Falcao for 50m, Cavani for 60mm when we can get Wayne for 25m. the cost of either will pay for wayne on a 2 year contract. Makes far better sense.
09/05/2013 17:36:00
Better alternatives than Rooney out there. Risk is too much and smells like Deja Vu again (not saying he will flop). Going to be 28 soon. Injured like 3 seasons in a row. Will command significant financial resources in terms of transfer fees and salary. Not consistent enough. Similar risk profile to Falcao, but I will talk Falcao ahead of him any day (4 back to back seasons of 30+ goals) and stronger mentally than Rooney. Risk is a bit high for us to do this deal. i seriously hope we pass. Lewando won't cost as much. hasn't hit his peak yet and has carried Dortmund to a domestic league and UCL on his own.
09/05/2013 17:40:00
Not to put into context the money in endorsements, shirt sales etc that will come into our coffers. Torres was reported to have made more than half of his cost in shirt sales. Sell and give Rooney the no 9. besides he is english but more so Rooney is a very good finisher. But it looks more a stunt to get more money (lol) or he is off for some french sunshine. Fergie would have a heart attack if Rooney ever puts on a chelsea shirt.
09/05/2013 17:42:00
Where are the whiners who kept crying that Jose will go to manure??
09/05/2013 17:47:00
I've been saying this for yonks - the only way is Roberto Lewandowski....feck Radamel and his over priced tag! Let him go to Citeh, in fact apart from Lewa (Striker), one of Gundogan/Bender/Wanyama (DM), one of Isco/Modric (CM) and a good defender all the players for sale this window can go to Man*****ty :)...leave us out of it! Bring back the lad De Bruyne...kick out Porres...release Malouda & Benayoun, Ferreira & get a good fee for Mikel perhaps (not sure on this yet) and we're all set to rule the roost next season...Lets GO!
09/05/2013 17:51:00
SIGN HIM UP !!....... what fading force ???...... Torres was always a finisher.... he never could turn around a game without the help of Gerrard............. what "white elephant" ??...... ROONEY IS A SLEEPING BEAST..... he can take quality free-kicks (Torres couldn't).... he can create chances...... he can make quality passes (his pass to RVP against Villa which made their "goal of the century" is not that far away, just a couple of weeks ago)............ his body strength and shot power............. I'm telling you he is no Torres....... his game isn't dependent on his pace (which can fade away, like Torres' case), he isn't dependent on a certain formation (again, Torres was always a lone striker in Liverpool, and he needed Gerrard and co to create for him in certain ways).............. Rooney won't flop... even if he couldn't score goals, the manager always can play him in a deeper role knowing that he's a good play-maker.......... SIGN HIM UP
The Persian
09/05/2013 17:52:00
He may only needs a motivation which I believe Jose can give him that...... god please, could this be true ??
The Persian
09/05/2013 17:53:00
however I'm not saying he's enough....... we have to get Lewandowski/Falcao anyway....... Rooney can be a very useful utility player.......
The Persian
09/05/2013 17:56:00
@chuks09 they are calling Jose a man U reject now. They find something negative to say about Jose in everything
09/05/2013 17:58:00
Not really the case Dwonder. EPL proven is a farce. Torres was EPL proven and flopped. As a matter of fact, Chelsea has had more successful players from the Portuguese Liga and La Liga for the squad than EPL to EPL transfers. Except Lampard, Cole and Anelka, don't think anyone else has been that successful hence EPL proven mantra is not the complete truth. Torres and the Liverpool (EPL proven) recruits are all flops; Moses hasn't really done well in a Chelsea shirt in the EPL (EPL proven), but still has time, Demba Ba (3rd highest goal scorer before joining Chelsea - EPL proven) not doing well. Our core base of players right now (Mata, Hazard, Ramires, Luiz, Oscar) are from the Portuguese Liga and La Liga. Prior to them, we had Carvalho, Ferraira, and Deco all do well for us. Belleti was ok from La Liga. Outside of Chelsea, the La Liga boys are dominating their teams - Michu and Hernandez with Swansea, Yaya, Silva, and Aguero with Man City. Falcao has done well in both the La Liga and the Portuguese Liga. We also can't get Rooney for 25mm pounds and NEITHER WILL HE TAKE A PAY CUT (Don't know why people keep suggesting such as a condition for transfer when they hasn't been any recent big move of a player accepting a pay cut). Even if he costs, 25mm pounds, his salary is 250,000 a week (or 15.61mm per year according to wikipedia). Over 5 years, that is 78mm pounds in salary alone plus the transfer fees of 25mm making him a 103mm pounds investment. Even if Falcao and Cavani are bought for 50mm or 60mm respectively each, I don't see them being more expensive than Rooney. Their salaries definitely cannot be more than 10mm pounds per year so they are still cheaper than Rooney. However, Falcao and Cavani has scored 30+ per season over the last season while Rooney has not and has been continously injured and inconsistent. The EPL proven is just a regular statement made, but in reality NOT a proven case of success in a club. Whatever the case maybe, Lewandowski is still the safer bet than any of these 3 given the amount of investment required. He is cheaper, younger and has demonstrated his goal scoring abilities with back to back 30+ goals a season (29 this season). He also wouldn't command a high salary and has played with the likes of Mario Goetze and Marko Reus who are in the class of Mazacar.
09/05/2013 17:59:00
Moyes going to Utd... Looks like any possible deals for Fallani or Baines to chelsea is off now!
09/05/2013 18:07:00
My choice would be Lewandowski and Rooney.... can you imagine their transfer fees combined is 50m ?? as much as Falcao ?? it's a fantastic deal, even financially.................. He always had respect for Chelsea... he's a good friend of JT... he has a strong mentally and have such a hunger for the game...... there are still records for him to break... plus, England can't afford to let him join a club like PSG or Man City...... he would be better in Chelsea and I know England national team would also benefit from that....... 2014 WC is not far away and Rooney still is the only world-class attacker in that team.........
The Persian
09/05/2013 18:15:00
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