Chelsea morning news: Future Rooney bid unlikely, Lampard closes in on 100 caps

Frank Lampard

A round up of this morning’s news related to Chelsea.

Manchester United are set to offer Wayne Rooney a new long term deal to keep the striker at Old Trafford.

Chelsea made two unsuccessful bids for the forward over the summer with rumours of a third offer which never materialised.

United are reportedly hoping that a new deal will prevent another offer from the Blues next summer if Jose Mourinho decides not to keep Samuel Eto’o on at the club.

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is set to reach the 100 cap mark for England if he plays against Ukraine on Tuesday.

Lampard has been a key figure in the Chelsea side for Jose Mourinho this season and he’s replicated his good form in recent England international matches.

Lampard won his first cap with England at senior level in a friendly win against Belgium back in 1999.

Ron Atkinson says Jose Mourinho was mad to let striker Romelu Lukaku leave the club.

Lukaku joined Everton on loan for the rest of the season on the final day of the transfer window, a decision Atkinson has criticised.

“A lot of questions have been asked about Chelsea up front, yet they release a young striker who looks a real talent. I’m very surprised at that decision. He was terrific for Albion last season. He is a real handful and he scores goals,” said Atkinson.

 

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