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Rooney prepared to move to Arsenal

ESPN staff
July 24, 2013
Is Rooney on his way?

Wayne Rooney will consider moving to Arsenal if a move to Chelsea fails to materialise, according to the Daily Mail.

With Rooney seemingly set on a switch away from Manchester United, Chelsea have emerged as the front runner to secure his services but United are reluctant to let him go to one of their major rivals.

However, at the right price those reservations could be overcome.

Where next for Wayne?

  • For all of the ongoing debate and indecision, the current Wayne Rooney situation effectively started with a moment of searing clarity. It was early spring, shortly before that fateful Champions League defeat to Real Madrid, when Alex Ferguson reportedly came to a conclusion. It wasn't about his future, but rather that of the player once considered the future of Manchester United. Click here to read more

The newspaper says that Arsenal are prepared to meet Rooney's salary demands - said to be in excess of £240,000 a week - and can match or better Chelsea's existing bid of around £26 million which United rejected.

But with Arsenal also eagerly pursuing Luis Suarez it seems that they will only have the resources to sign one of the two, meaning that unless Chelsea increase their offer - which it seems they will shortly - Rooney could start the season at Old Trafford.

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