Chelsea’s goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon has revealed that he knew as far back as two years ago that Wayne Rooney would always reaffirm his desire to sign for the Blues.
Rooney is in a very difficult situation at Manchester United, which sees him currently with his tail between his legs and his future in the balance as David Moyes takes over at Old Trafford.
Rooney may well still stay at United but Lollichon has spoke of his knowledge about Rooney’s desire to join Chelsea, with now being the perfect time for the Blues to go and get him.
Lollichon’s views seem to be based on the knowledge he acquired the last time Rooney handed in a transfer request, before he was convinced to do a u-turn by Sir Alex Ferguson.
The French media sources suggesting this is a recent story are wrong because it all seems to be based on that first request to move, with no real reflection on the current situation.
Le10 doesn’t seem to take into the equation that a lot has changed from that point right up to now and the problem Rooney seemed to have at Old Trafford has just retired from the game.
It’s more than likely that if Moyes can deal with any fears and concerns that Rooney has, he’ll stay there because plenty of people have suggested he’s not going to get much better than he already is.
The report also doesn’t seem to take into the equation the fact that United are not a side that would be willing to sell a key player to a rival.
Yes, Carlos Tevez did go and join Manchester City but his ownership was out of United’s hands and that was not a deal they could prevent because Ferguson didn’t want to offer Tevez a longer contract.
Carlo Ancelotti hit the nail on the head the last time this issue came up, back when he was Chelsea boss, questioning United’s real desire to sell Rooney to another Premier League side.
Any fresh quote from Lollichon is not adding anything useful or providing a new insight, it’s based on what he learned the last time Rooney tried to get out of Old Trafford.
Take it with a pinch of salt because it’s realistically very difficult to see him wearing a Chelsea shirt until it actually becomes official, becoming a sign that Moyes has made his first mistake as United boss.
Do you think it will happen?
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