Manchester United has decided not to sell striker Wayne Rooney to rival Chelsea under any circumstances, reports The Guardian's Daniel Taylor.
Earlier this summer, Rooney, one of the best known players in the English Premier League, was reportedly “angry and confused” about comments made by new Manchester United manager David Moyes. British media outlets reported that Rooney was likely done with the team.
Chelsea has twice bid for Rooney - offering £23 million ($35.3 million) on 16 July and £25 million ($38.4 million) on Aug. 4. But each offer was "immediately rejected."
Manchester United insisted after the second bid that Rooney would stay with the team. “Our position remains that he is not for sale," the club said. But speculation remained that he was on his way out and that Chelsea was a likely destination. Now, Manchester United has determined that it will not consider any bids from Chelsea, according to Taylor's report. The club plans to make it known that it respects Rooney's contributions to the team and will try to mend its relationship with him. The hope is the 27-year-old forward will end his effort to leave Old Trafford.