Chelsea transfer news: Mourinho still wants Rooney, Barca call off defender chase

A round up of the latest transfer stories about Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho is still in the hunt for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney according to Monday’s papers.

Rooney appeared for United in the 4-1 win over Swansea over the weekend, but reports are suggesting that Chelsea could still make a third bid for Rooney, despite United’s stance that he’s not for sale.

Rooney’s body language and reluctance to celebrate goals when he appeared for United has led to the natural conclusion that he’s not at all happy at Old Trafford.

The agent of Benfica star Rodrigo has hinted that a move to Chelsea is still possible for the player he represents.

A report in Portuguese newspaper Record suggests that the West London side are still interested in the 22-year-old forward despite having a vast selection of attacking options.

Meanwhile, the player’s father has said he is extremely proud that his son has worked hard enough to attract the attention of such a big club like Jose Mourinho’s team.

Barcelona have reportedly called off their pursuit of Chelsea defender David Luiz.

The Spanish champions had been in for the centre back, but Chelsea insisted he was not for sale and they will be lifted by the news that Barca boss Gerardo Martino doesn’t think he needs the player.

David Luiz did not play in Chelsea’s opening win of the season against Hull City due to injury and he can now focus on the season as speculation over his future has rolled to a conclusion.

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