Moyes to announce Rooney stays
David Moyes is expected to announce that talks this week with striker Wayne Rooney have gone well and the striker will stay at Old Trafford when he holds his first press conference as Manchester United manager.
The announcement follows months of speculation and conflicting information about Rooney”s future after former manager Sir Alex Ferguson declared that the England striker had handed in a transfer request close to the end of the season after becoming frustrated in his role since the arrival of Robin van Persie.
Rooney has denied this and said that he only ever sought to seek assurances that he was part of Ferguson”s plans going forward. Moyes was thought to have been of the mind that Rooney should be allowed to leave if he wished to do so but would express his desire to work with him again at United.
Insiders at the club say that Rooney has appeared happy at the first week of preseason training and there were no signs to suggest anything other than business as usual for the striker as he looks to reignite his United career.
The expected announcement will end the pursuit of a number of clubs for the former Everton man”s signature as Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG, Monaco as well as Chelsea and Arsenal in the Premier League were all monitoring the striker”s future.
Arsenal and Chelsea look set to continue to their transfer battles though as both clubs will now turn their attentions towards Fiorentina”s Stevan Jovetic.
The 23 online casino year old was sought by Arsene Wenger early in June but wanted to hold out for more lucrative offers from Juventus, AC Milan and Manchester City but with all those clubs losing interest Arsenal”s offer now looks more attractive to both player and club.
The Montenegran international has long been on Chelsea”s radar though and with Jose Mourinho growing frustrated at the club”s failure to bring in one of Radamel Falcao, Fernando Llorente, Hulk or Edison Cavani the Londoners will hope to tempt Jovetic with a better deal to Stamford Bridge.
Having already signed Andre Schurrle from Bayer Leverkusen this summer Mourinho wants to build a squad of the finest players on the continent and Jovetic would fit in with that vision even if he is not the returning Chelsea manager”s first choice.