It seemed a pretty outrageous transfer rumour, Wayne Rooney to Arsenal..really? Not only would he command a massive transfer fee but his wages are over two and half times our top earner.
It seems the skeptics were right all along with new United manager David Moyes confirming that Rooney is not for sale and he has a twinkle in his eye (how romantic).
Apparently that twinkle means we wants to stay and battle for his position with the Premier League Champions, despite handing in his second transfer request in three years to Sir Alex at the end of the season.
Moyes, speaking at his first press conference confirmed the England international is not for sale and revealed he has already had several discussions with the player.
The Scotsman said:
Wayne is not for sale. He is a Manchester United player and will remain a Manchester United player. I see a glint in his eye. He looks happy, he looks like he will knuckle down and get himself right.
I’ve been fortunate, I’ve known Wayne since he was 16. I’ve had several meetings with Wayne. He’s training brilliantly well, he’s come back in good shape and I’m really looking forward to working with him.
I see a glint in his eye, he looks happy and if he is saying I’m going to knuckle down and get it right – let’s not kid ourselves.
He’s a terrific player and let me reiterate, he’s not for sale.
Now onto some more exciting news, according to the Metro, Arsenal’s summer clear-out is set to continue with Marouane Chamakh receiving interest from Spanish outfit Levante.
The former Bordeaux forward has struggled to establish himself in north London despite a promising start to his Gunners career, and has since been sitting on £65,000-a-week wages.
The Morocco international was loaned to West Ham for the second half of last season and again struggled to make a lasting impression in a lower positioned Premier League side.
According to the report Levante are looking to tempt Wenger into a £1million for the striker who will remain a bit part player at best if he remains at Emirates.
If the reports are true the Gunners should not think twice about selling him, the amount they will waste on his wages are enough to convince them to sell for a minimal fee. The extra cash in the salary department can be better spent on a player that can actually strengthen the squad.