Chelsea urges Rooney to make up his mindMANCHESTER, England - Wayne Rooney needs to break his silence in the next 48 hours and either commit to Manchester United or say he wants to leave the club, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said on Monday as he urged his top target to end the transfer saga.
The London club has made two unsuccessful bids for the England striker and hasn’t ruled out making a third with their pursuit of him coming after former United manager Alex Ferguson said in May that Rooney wanted to quit Old Trafford.
Rooney played the whole of Monday’s 0-0 draw at home to the club chasing his signature with his manager, David Moyes, saying his performance on the pitch demonstrated his position on the matter without him actually needing to say it.
“I think the person that started the story has to finish the story,” Mourinho said. “A club like us, a manager like me and the people that work in the club with me, we are not silly to try to get a player from a big club, a club that does not sell what they don’t want to sell, we are not silly to try something if somebody didn’t start.” Reuters
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