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Rooney Latest: United Holding Firm
ESPN FC, July 19th, 2013 2:16PM



The Wayne Rooney saga drags on, as Manchester United coach David Moyes has responded to reports that Chelsea is mounting an improved bid for the 27-year-old by reiterating that he is not for sale. Chelsea saw a bid of around $30 million rejected earlier this week, but the Stamford Bridge club is likely preparing an improved offer after coach Jose Mourinho confirmed that it’s “Rooney or bust” for Chelsea for the rest of the transfer window. Reports claim the improved offer will be in the region of $38 million.

Even though Rooney himself is apparently open to a move away from Old Trafford, having been left “angry and confused” by Moyes’ comments that his place in the starting 11 is not guaranteed, Moyes reiterated that “the club’s position has not changed” regarding the England international’s future. Meanwhile, reports in England claim the Red Devils are seeking clear-the-air talks with Rooney and his agent in order to clarify the player’s desire. Read the original story...

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