Rooney keen to move abroad

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will consider a move abroad to the continent if his cherished transfer to fellow Premier League club Chelsea falls through.

The West London club is expected to come in with a third bid for the England international player after United’s rejection of their second offer worth a massive £ 25 million plus performance related bonuses and add-ons which would have seen the player’s value rise to £ 30 million. And if the London side offers anything close to £ 40 million, United could find it too hard to turn down especially after the player himself has made it very clear he wouldn’t wear the red shirt of United again.

However, the camp of Rooney knows a move to London and Chelsea is by no means a done deal with the player’s club insisting he is not for sale at any price and a move to sell the player would upset new manager David Moyes who would be frustrated about the club handing over one of his prized assets to another close competitor for the Premier League title.

And Rooney is fast running out of options is the move to the Blues falls through. French giants Paris Saint Germain were reported to be interested in the player earlier in the summer but after securing the services of Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani, they have gone cold on the England international.

Another French club AS Monaco could afford to spend the astronomical sum United is demanding for the player but with no Champions League football, it would be hard for the club to lure Rooney to the club. And if Rooney does not get a move to the continent, it would simply mean he has to wave goodbye to his Chelsea and continue with Manchester United at Old Trafford.