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Rooney "open to London move", United future "doesn't look good"

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Sky Sports News' Kaveh Solhekol claims that Wayne Rooney looks increasingly unlikely to stay at Manchester United, and that the player is open to a move to London, with Chelsea and Arsenal interested.

Laurence Griffiths

Kaveh Solhekol has claimed on Sky Sports News this afternoon that Wayne Rooney's future at Manchester United "doesn't look good", and that the player is "open" to a move to London.

Chelsea and Arsenal's interest in the striker is well-documented, and it appears that Rooney is looking increasingly likely to join one or the other. There have been suggestions that United would rather not sell to Chelsea, but it seems that if the player is certain to leave, then a bid could be considered from the Blues. With Paris Saint-Germain wrapping up a deal for Edinson Cavani today, Chelsea have one less option to buy, and United have one less option to sell.

Solhekol also revealed that Rooney was "angry and confused", which is, I understand, not a euphemism for "drunk" but Rooney's emotional reaction to the perception that Alex Ferguson has tried to force him out of the club.

With Ferguson basically engineering a potential move away in advance, and David Moyes hardly extending an olive branch - the club have, in recent days, said they are not concerned about his contract winding down and implied that he would be a substitute - then it appears increasingly impossible that the player will remain at United.