Premier League Transfer News — 11 June 2013

Jose Mourinho is interested in signing Wayne Rooney for ChelseaJose Mourinho was unveiled as Chelsea boss for the second time yesterday and stated that there would be no summer clear-out at Stamford Bridge.

The Portuguese bosses also revealed his liking for Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney.


Rooney has handed in a transfer request at Old Trafford. He is expected to leave Manchester this summer, with both Chelsea and French giants believed to be interested in signing the striker.

United boss David Moyes has stated that he wants the forward to stay, but Rooney seems intent on leaving.


At a press conference, Mourinho at first refused to be drawn on commenting about his interest in signing Rooney. However, later on in the same press conference he said, “I think he’s at a fantastic age. Again, for a player, maturity, big experience, still young.  

“It’s up to him and what he wants, what makes him happy. A little bit like me: he doesn’t need one more pound in his contract; one more cup won’t make a difference.

“Be happy. Where is he happy? Where will he find more happiness to have ambition and drive him? I like him as a boy. I wish him well and hope he is happy.”

Fitting in

It is hard to see where Wayne Rooney would play in the Chelsea team though. He likes the role of a number ten, but can play as a number nine. If he played the number ten role he would be in the space that likes of Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Oscar are all already fighting over.

It does not seem logical, Chelsea signing Rooney. They would have far too many players that want to operate in the same area of the pitch.


Strange things do happen in football and you just never know with Jose Mourinho. However, signing Wayne Rooney would seem like a very strange move, especially when there are other parts of the Chelsea squad that need reinforcing.

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