With the growing uncertainty of Wayne Rooney’s Manchester United future amidst his poor form  for Man United, the meteoric rise of Anthony Martial and the Harry Kane links, bookies have made Chelsea the favourites to land Wayne Rooney.

Chelsea are in the dire need of a striker, with the super flop Radamel Falcao and the misfiring Diego Costa in their ranks.

SKY BET have made Chelsea favourites to sign Wayne Rooney before the 3rd September 2016.

Chelsea are ahead of Everton and PSG at 10/1 and direct rivals, Arsenal and Tottenham at 20/1.

The very unreliable Metro ran a story that Chelsea are trying to sign Wayne Rooney.


When David Moyes was at the helm of Manchester United, Rooney was very close to joining Chelsea. Mourinho wanted him and David Moyes revealed later that Rooney was close to joining Chelsea.

In Sky Bet, though he most likely result  is for Rooney to stay at United at 1/5.

Interested clubs like Everton (10/1), Paris Saint-Germain (10/1), Arsenal (20/1) and Tottenham Hotspur (20/1) are all part of the odds.

This is the top 5:

Chelsea – 7/1

Everton – 10/1

PSG – 10/1

Arsenal – 20/1

Spurs – 20/1

David Moyes said:

‘I look at Wayne Rooney. I gave him his professional debut aged 16 and he’s now on the verge of breaking all Manchester United’s scoring records.’

‘It was only a short time ago that Wayne could have easily left United. But I always felt he was as good as any British player out there; wherever he plays, he’s a great footballer and, most importantly, he’ll always score goals.

‘Now, I’m delighted for Wayne, because Chelsea were close to taking him. Jose (Mourinho) was interested, but we wouldn’t do any business.’

‘I had to fight to make sure he stayed – and was at the heart again, of what Manchester United were going to be moving forward.’



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