Mourinho ‘calm’ about Rooney transfer bid

By The Rainbow

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insists he remains ‘calm’ about Chelsea's chances of signing Wayne Rooney.

It is a more than a week since the Blues confirmed they had made a written offer, which is thought to be £22million, to sign the Manchester United striker.

‘At this moment we have made what you know,’ said Mourinho. ‘That bid which was public and official and after that nothing else.

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‘But we are calm as we told you that we are calm because we are happy with what we have.’

Mourinho's star quality is one of the factors drawing Rooney to Chelsea, but he also respects Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

The England forward, who should be fit to play within the next two weeks, has been told Wenger will build his team around him.

That suits Rooney after he was pushed into the sidelines by Sir Alex Ferguson and his status in the United team appears no clearer under new boss David Moyes.


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Earlier on Thursday Chelsea completed their Asian Tour with a blaze of goals, beating the Indonesia All-Stars 8-1.

Mourinho will fly home satisfied with the early signs, particularly the attitude and promise shown by some of his young players.

Romelu Lukaku has proved his goal touch has survived the summer with four goals in 135 minutes of football and trialist Bertrand Traore promises to be a midfield gem if he can be untangled from the red tape which is delaying his move.

Kevin De Bruyne impressed in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur and in Jakarta Nathaniel Chalobah was among those who caught the eye