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Wayne Rooney 'will not make transfer request'

Wayne Rooney looks set to stay at Manchester United it has been reported he will not be handing in a transfer request.

The England striker has been strongly linked with a move to Premier League rivals Chelsea before next week's transfer deadline, but United have insisted he is not for sale.

Wayne Rooney is not expected to force a move away from Manchester United. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho yesterday called on Rooney to decide whether he wants to leave Old Trafford, but without an official transfer request the move to west London would appear highly unlikely.