Chelsea confirm bid for Wayne Rooney, take swipe at Manchester United

Reports had claimed that a 10 million pound bid for the striker had been rejected by Manchester United.

updated: July 17, 2013 19:29 IST
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Bangkok: Chelsea said on Wednesday they had made a bid for Manchester United star Wayne Rooney, which has reportedly been rejected despite growing signs the England striker is unhappy at Old Trafford.

The London club took the unusual step of confirming a bid -- for an undisclosed sum -- after British reports said Juan Mata or David Luiz had been offered as a make-weight.

"Chelsea Football Club can confirm that yesterday (Tuesday) it made a written offer to Manchester United for the transfer of Wayne Rooney," said a club statement sent to AFP.

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