Chelsea: Rooney offer does not include player swap

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."

Advertisement

United deal with Rooney bid

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.