Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward has left the club's tour of Australia early to carry out some urgent transfer business. Chelsea confirmed they had made a bid for United and England star Wayne Rooney.
Chelsea have made a straight-cash bid for Manchester United's unsettled striker Wayne Rooney, the club's manager Jose Mourinho said.
"Chelsea is interested in this player, made a bid and what we did we did officially," Mourinho said on the club website.
"Now we have nothing more to say, we want the player, we made the bid and now it is up to Man United. "We don't want to make public the bid but it is just a certain amount of money and it doesn't involve players or players in the possibility of negotiation. No Juan Mata, no David Luiz."
Chelsea Football Club has confirmed that yesterday it made a written offer to Manchester United for the transfer of Wayne Rooney.
A statement said: "Although the terms of that offer are confidential, for the avoidance of doubt and contrary to what is apparently being briefed to the press in Sydney, the proposed purchase does not include the transfer or loan of any players from Chelsea to Manchester United."
Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward has left the club's tour of Australia early to carry out some urgent transfer business.
It is not clear what deal Woodward might be needed to work on but it is reported that he told United officials of his immediate departure whilst they were at tonight's State of Origin match at ANZ Stadium.
The development is hugely significant given he was due to return home on Sunday anyway, rather than fly onto Japan for the next leg of United's five-match tour.