Chelsea transfers: Cech would welcome ‘fantastic’ Rooney to Blues

Chelsea transfers: Petr Cech believes that Wayne Rooney would be a great signing for the Blues this summer

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Wayne Rooney scored 16 goals for United last season Photo: bwin

Petr Cech believes that Wayne Rooney would be a great signing for Chelsea and says the Manchester United striker could be in need of a new challenge.

Rooney’s future has been the subject of constant speculation this summer since it emerged that he had a transfer request rejected by United towards the end of last season.

The 27-year-old is expected to hold talks with new Red Devils boss David Moyes about his future at some point this week.

And Chelsea goalkeeper Cech would be delighted to see the England international secure a surprise move to Stamford Bridge.

“I could see him in a Chelsea shirt, as players change shirts,” Cech told Sky Sports News. “He has had a fantastic career with Manchester United, but sometimes players need new challenges.

“If that happens, he is a fantastic player and would be welcomed to our squad. But at the moment we are in the moment of speculation so we will see what happens.

“He is a great player and you always want to see great players in your team. I can see lots of players in the Chelsea shirt, but it all depends on who Jose Mourinho wants to see in the Chelsea shirt.

“He has his ideas and what he wants. Now the window opens and we will see what the movement is.”

Rooney scored 12 Premier League goals and made 10 assists, despite being limited to just 22 top-flight starts for the Red Devils last season.

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