Chelsea transfers: Jose Mourinho sings Wayne Rooney’s praises

Jose Mourinho has left the door open for Wayne Rooney to make a surprise move to Chelsea by urging him to seek "happiness"

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Wayne Rooney scored 12 Premier League goals last season Photo: The Sport Review

Jose Mourinho has left the door open for Wayne Rooney to make a surprise move to Chelsea by urging the Manchester United striker to move to a club where he feels “happy”.

Speculation over the England international’s future has been rife in recent weeks since it emerged that the forward had a transfer requested rejected by United towards the end of last season.

Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain are understood to be among the club monitoring the 27-year-old forward’s situation.

And Mourinho was full of praise for Rooney at his unveiling at Chelsea on Monday.

“I like him. He is at a fantastic age,” said Mourinho “‘He has maturity, big experience and is still young. It’s up to him and what he wants, what makes him happy.

“He’s a little bit like me. He doesn’t need one more pound in his contract and one more cup won’t make a difference. Be happy.

“Where is he happy? Where will he find more happiness to have ambition and drive him?”

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