Mourinho hints at third Chelsea bid for Rooney
LONDON (REUTERS) - Manager Jose Mourinho has given a clear hint Chelsea will make a third big-money attempt to buy Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney before the transfer window closes on Sept. 2.
The Europa League holders have already had two sizeable offers for the unsettled England international rejected, with media reports putting the most recent bid at 25 million to 30 million pounds (S$59.5 million).
"We will try to the last day to add a new player to the squad, a striker, but at this moment every striker has a club," Mourinho told reporters after Chelsea launched their Premier League season with a 2-0 home win over promoted Hull City on Sunday.
"I don't think it's ethical that I name a player that belongs to another club ... but if we have to make the bid we will do it in an ethical way, not like some clubs. We don't speak to players, we speak to clubs.