Date: 17th July 2013 at 3:49pm
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With the internet alive with the inference that Chelsea had made a bid for Wayne Rooney and that United had also been offered either David Luiz or Juan Mata in part exchange, the club have issued a statement.

The statement reads;

‘Chelsea Football Club can confirm that yesterday it made a written offer to Manchester United for the transfer of Wayne Rooney.”

‘Although the terms of the offer are confidential, for avoidance of doubt and contrary to what is apparently being briefed to the press in Sydney, the proposed purchase price does not include the transfer or loan of any players from Chelsea to Manchester United.’

So now we know!

Also, the BBC are now reporting that United`s CEO, Ed Woodward, has left their Australian tour to conduct some urgent transfer business!