Mourinho will wait for Rooney

Jose Mourinho will wait until after Monday's clash with Manchester United to make a third approach for Wayne Rooney.

Last Updated: 21/08/13 at 22:51 Post Comment

Mourinho: Admits a third bid is likely after Monday's clash with United

Mourinho: Admits a third bid is likely after Monday's clash with United

Jose Mourinho and Chelsea will wait until after Monday's Barclays Premier League match with Manchester United to make a third approach for transfer target Wayne Rooney.

Chelsea have seen two offers for Rooney rebuffed by United, who insist the England striker is not for sale.

Mourinho will test that resolve, but not until after the trip to Old Trafford.

"I don't want Chelsea to do it before we go there," said Mourinho, following Chelsea's 2-1 defeat of Aston Villa on Wednesday night.

"Everybody in the club, in the board, they agree with me. They share that opinion.

"I think this period, by the ethical point of view, is a period where we're going to be quiet."

The transfer window closes on September 2, so Mourinho and Chelsea may bide their time over Rooney.

Mourinho has expressed sympathy with the view of managers who believe the transfer window should close before the start of the Premier League season.

Yet the self-styled Special One is still determined to do his utmost to recruit Rooney, who appears unhappy at United.

Mourinho has expressed satisfaction with his squad, which contains three strikers in Fernando Torres, Romelu Lukaku and Demba Ba.

Ba started against Villa, with Lukaku coming off the bench and Torres not in the matchday squad.

There are alternative targets should a third bid fail, with Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto'o, who played under Mourinho at Inter Milan, reportedly one of them.

Speaking prior to the Villa clash, Mourinho said: "We have plans B and C. Don't ask me names because it's difficult to speak about players from other clubs."


Sky Bet Free Bet Club: £10 free bet - £5 free every week


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

he uber commercialisation of the 90s has led to the point where this overly familar, try hard, jolly hockey sticks type fronts up a major football match on a weekly basis. Unlike the great presenters of yesteryear, I doubt he would even recognise the scent of Brut.

mufc phil
Football On TV: Jake Humphrey

H

opefully Jose turns up to the game wearing a T-Shirt with Costa's face on, that's the classy thing to do in these situations right?

Petulant_Radish
Costa loses appeal against ban

C

onfirmed. Nick Miller is a douche bag. Lazy, incoherent rant is what this article should be titled. And for the editor to have the temerity to pass this as acceptable writing is shocking. Ah well, anything for clicks right? You got mine. Well done. Your mother must be proud.

poolshortsdown
Gerrard Constantly Searching For That Final Hurrah

Footer 365

David de Gea future key to Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has reiterated his desire to keep David de Gea at Old Trafford.

Juan Cuadrado backed to shine in Premier League by Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino says Chelsea-bound Juan Cuadrado has all the attributes to succeed in the Premier League.

Les Hutchison's takeover of Motherwell has been ratified

Lanarkshire businessman Les Hutchison has completed his takeover of Scottish Premiership club Motherwell.

Mail Box

'Costa Is A Bad Man. Suarez Is Not'

That's quite some claim. And yes, unfortunately we are still talking about this. We also have mails on Ronaldinho, possible replacements for Yaya Toure and more...

Red Mist Better Than Calculated Costa?

Hmmm. We're not sure about this argument - one Mailbox says Luis Suarez is easier to forgive because he is a little loco. We also have mails on Studge and more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company