The Wayne Rooney to Arsenal story simply won’t go away. Even though the player is on holiday and has apparently hasn’t talked about his situation with Man United manager David Moyes there is lots of speculation today as top what is going through his mind.
One one hand the Daily Mail thinks that Rooney is coming to London but to the blue bit.
Sportsmail understands that Chelsea remain Rooney’s preferred destination should the unsettled England striker decide to leave United after nine years.
He believes he is more likely to fulfill his ambitions with the Europa League winners, while Chelsea are also more capable of matching his £250,000-a-week wages.
Rooney told United he wanted to go before the end of last season and is unlikely to change his mind despite the appointment of his old Everton manager David Moyes as Sir Alex Ferguson’s replacement.
Meanwhile the Express has minority Arsenal shareholder, and richest man in Britain no less, Alisher Usmanov urging Wenger to buy the United star.
Usmanov – who holds almost 30 per cent of Arsenal’s shares said: “He is a great player and joining the club would be great for Rooney and Arsenal too.”
Meanwhile the Gunners seemed to have cooled on their chase of Swansea’s centre back Ashley Williams. The Sun thinks that Wenger is still keen but won’t pay the £10 million that the Swans are asking for the 28 year old. The paper says that Arsenal might now turn their attention to Dinamo Zagreb’s Croatian wonder kid Tin Jedvaj.
The Arsenal boss is keen to pounce after Italian giants Roma failed with a £5m bid for the Dinamo Zagreb defender just days ago.
Jedvaj, 17, has already trained with the Croatian national team and is being courted by Serie A clubs. He would apparently cost the Gunners in the region of £6 million.
Finally footballfriendsonline runs the rule over Arsenal target Asier Illarramendi with a video that shows just how effective he was recently at the European Under 21 championship.