Yesterday Mourinho said that Chelsea have a plan B & C in the event they did not get Rooney, but insisted that his club would continue trying to sign him:
“We will keep trying because, when the market is open, official bids are not forbidden. You try because nobody forbids you to try.
“We have conditions to try to improve our team with one more player. But we do have a Plan B and a Plan C.”
United refuse to entertain the idea that they could sell a player of Rooney’s size and importance to a title rival and have said that they won’t listen to offers of any size so a £28m bid isn’t likely to receive a different response.
Rooney made his first appearance for United since May for United last Saturday in the 4-1 win over Swansea but with Chelsea up next for the champions on Monday, the on going saga could see him sit the game out.