Date: 18th January 2014 at 10:59am
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As we prepare to welcome Manchester United this weekend, a fixture that could have huge ramifications for both clubs title aspirations, I`ve something for you to all mull over.

Prompted by an e-mail from analooish, a familiar thought pattern appears to be prevalent.

In his pre-match press conference, Jose Mourinho opened up that old can of worms relating to Chelsea`s interest in Wayne Rooney.

Last summer it was well documented that Mourinho wanted to bring the England striker to Stamford Bridge but without success.

At the pre-match press conference, Jose threw in the following remark, appertaining to the move for Rooney,

“United were clear last summer, they don`t swap or sell players to direct rivals in this country.”

Now, and we`re coming to the crux of the article, the word swap looms large.

Could it be that Jose contemplated some kind of swap deal that would have seen Rooney move to Stamford Bridge with Juan Mata going to Old Trafford?

Your thoughts would be most welcome!