Soccer-Chelsea make bid for Manchester United’s Rooney (Reuters)

LONDON, July 17 (Reuters) – Chelsea have made a straight-cash bid for Manchester United’s unsettled striker Wayne Rooney, the London club’s manager Jose Mourinho said on Wednesday. The Portuguese coach said they had made an offer for the 27-year-old, who is rumoured to be unhappy in his current situation at United. The Chelsea coach said that no other players were involved in the bid and quashed speculation that Spain’s Juan Mata or Brazil’s David Luiz were to be offered as makeweights to lure the England striker to Stamford Bridge. …

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