London, July 22 (ANI): Premier League club Chelsea believes it is only a matter of time before Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney becomes their player, and the club's board is confident that the England player will not wear a United shirt again, even as a Chelsea visit to Old Trafford on August 26 draws closer.
According to the Mirror, the Blues are resigned to not landing Rooney in time for him to return to Old Trafford in a Blues shirt on August 26.
The report said that the Stamford Bridge club would table a second bid of 24 million pounds this week and feel they can get their man for around the 30 million pounds mark, despite Manchester United's insistence that the England man is not for sale.
However, Blues boss Mourinho stuck to his strict 'no comment' policy on Rooney after last night's 4-1 win over Malaysia, and it is believed that if the Red Devils are successful in their ongoing quest to land Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona, Chelsea will be able to acquire Rooney. (ANI)