Chelsea made an official offer for Wayne Rooney only about a month ago. Back then, it looked like it would be only a matter of time before the striker wore the blue of Chelsea. United rejected the initial bid of around £20 million. It has been rumoured that Chelsea would be upping the offer to around £30 million, but it has so far not arrived. According to research conducted by Ladbrokes, around 68% of people are favourable towards his move to Chelsea.
Mourinho recently stated that the club could easily spend around £30 million without having to worry about UEFA financial fair play regulations. Even though there is still a month to go before the transfer window shuts closes, there has been no development on the Rooney front.
“The club are working hard to keep the numbers in balance but we can still invest in a player who costs £20m, £25m, £30m and not break the balance. We don’t need to sell to do that.” – Mourinho
According to Metro, Chelsea are preparing a £40 million bid for the player. Apparently, Rooney will decide on his future after playing in a couple of friendly matches – to see the fans reaction – for United.
Due to the uncertainty, José Mourinho looks like he has turned his attention to getting the best out of what he has – Fernando Torres.
Mourinho said, “We know Torres’s game. When we see Torres with his back to goal surrounded by two or three opponents, we know that he is not going to produce a piece of magic. But this is Torres.
“We won’t re-model his game, it is impossible to re-model his game. But we want to adapt the team and teach the team how to use his best qualities.
“He is not a kid any more, he is at an age where it is difficult to change his play.
“So let’s see what happens. We are here to support him.”
Liverpool got the best out of him by playing to his strengths. Even though he had a decent campaign last season, it did not utilise his strengths to the max.
On the contrary, there have been some situations where the Torres of old would have buried the opportunity. For some reason, his finishing appears to have dropped from those exemplary standards.
Can he become great once again? Leave your thoughts below.