Wayne Rooney to swap Manchester United for Chelsea? Today's transfer rumours

12 December 2013 11:31

There’s just no keeping Wayne Rooney or Manchester United out of the headlines as the champions continue to adjust to life under David Moyes.

Rooney has been back to his best this season after renewing his partnership with the man who launched his career, and the smile and jaunty stride would seem to suggest he is more than happy with life at Old Trafford.

But there are suggestions in today’s tabloids that Rooney, who is reported to have topped the rich list of English-born Premier League players, could again be a target for a former suitor.

Chelsea are said to be preparing another move for the England striker whose representatives are reportedly stalling on a possible extension to his contract which expires in 18 months.

For now though Rooney is concentrating on his football, and is both delighted and relieved that United have made it through to the last 16 of the Champions League as group winners.

A solitary strike from Phil Jones was enough to see them to a welcome victory against Shakhtar and Rooney said of the midweek success: "The most important thing was to get back to winning ways and top the group, so we've done that.

"It could have been better at times but it was win at all costs - after the last two games we knew it was vital. The campaign has been good this year in Europe so we just have to try and get consistency in all our games, whether it is Europe or the Premier League."

With the January transfer window soon upon us, the national media are already speculating about potential moves. Here’s what they are saying today.

Daily Mirror

Chelsea will revive their interest in signing Wayne Rooney from Manchester United, with the 28-year-old's contract due to expire in 18 months.

Manchester United are stepping up their interest in Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder William Carvalho.

Arsene Wenger is ready to do battle with Jose Mourinho over French prospect Kurt Zouma.

The Sun

Newcastle and Southampton will have to wait until the summer to sign Anderlecht's Cheikhou Kouyate.

Saint-Etienne are willing to cash in on Manchester City and Chelsea target Kurt Zouma.

Hull are eyeing a £5m swoop for Sunderland midfielder Seb Larsson.

Daily Mail

Wayne Rooney's representatives have shelved talks with Manchester United about a new contract amid growing unrest at Old Trafford

Tottenham are expected to pursue their interest in Blackpool's Tom Ince this January.

Hull boss Steve Bruce's search for a striker has led him back to an old favourite in Georgios Samaras of Celtic.

Daily Star

Wayne Rooney has topped the latest rich list of English-born Premier League stars.

Chelsea will offer Kevin De Bruyne as part of a deal to tempt Schalke to part with Draxler.

Manchester United are fighting it out to sign Bulgarian teen sensation Stefan Velkov.

Source: DSG