• Premier League

Chelsea preparing £30m Rooney bid

ESPN staff
January 5, 2014
Wayne Rooney has only 18 months remaining on his Manchester United contract © PA Photos

Chelsea are readying a £30 million bid for Wayne Rooney if the striker's contract talks with Manchester United continue to stall, according to the Daily Mail.

United are set to meet with Rooney's representatives this month for talks over a new deal, though serious doubts remain over whether an agreement can be reached. David Moyes has even admitted he in unsure whether Rooney will extend his stay at Old Trafford.

Rooney's future at United is in doubt with only 18 months left on his current contract, and the club in danger of missing out on the Champions League next season.

Moyes' side are languishing in seventh place in the Premier League, five points off fourth-placed Liverpool and 11 points behind leaders Arsenal.

Chelsea failed with two bids for Rooney in the summer, with United refusing to sell the striker.

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