Player power appears to have been dealt another blow with the news that Manchester United will refuse any bid from Chelsea for Wayne Rooney.
The Guardian claims United have decided that keeping the unsettled striker is preferable to selling him to one of their biggest domestic rivals; a move that could ultimately see him available on a free transfer in two years.
The report goes on to claim United will plead with their fans to accept Rooney back into the fold when he returns to the first team.
The news comes as Steven Gerrard reveals Rooney has confided in the Liverpool captain about his uncertain future. The two men are currently on international duty, preparing for this evening’s match against Scotland.
“It wouldn’t be fair of me to talk about that conversation,” Gerrard said, “but of course I am close to him.”
And finally, as David Moyes continues his search for midfield reinforcements, reports claim United representatives are in Spain to discuss a possible move for Luka Modric.
The Real Madrid midfielder was linked with an Old Trafford switch during his time at Tottenham, and it seems the club could move for him in light of Cesc Fabregas’s commitment to Barcelona.
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