Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is readying ambitious, big-money bids for Wayne Rooney and Luis Suarez since the strikers\' futures are still uncertain at Old Trafford and Anfield, respectively.
London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is readying ambitious, big-money bids for Wayne Rooney and Luis Suarez since the strikers' futures are still uncertain at Old Trafford and Anfield, respectively.
According to CaughtOffside, the returning Stamford Bridge manager is keen to re-shuffle his attacking line-up.
The West London club is also interested in Napoli striker Edinson Cavani, but it is believed that Mourinho is pushing for the acquisition of two proven Premier League goal-scorers.
Chelsea are willing to offer Rooney a salary in excess of his current £250k-a-week deal and are ready to stump up an opening offer of £30m in the knowledge that offers from other prospective suitors are bound to follow, which could lead to a bidding war Mourinho is determined to win.
For his part, Rooney is believed to be interested in the prospect of working with the former FC Porto, Inter Milan and Real Madrid boss.
Mourinho will also look to make the most of another striker's apparently shaky future by plotting a £40m bid for Liverpool marksman Luis Suarez.
The Uruguayan has repeatedly stated his intention to leave Anfield this summer, making several references to his desire to leave the Merseyside club, citing press intrusion and a sense of victimisation from the English FA as reasons for his wish to make a Liverpool exit.
However, in reality, it may well be Liverpool's inability to make up ground in their pursuit of a coveted Champions League berth that may be a more pressing reason for Suarez's push to leave the club. The chance of a move to Chelsea may tempt the 26-year-old forward, who netted 30 goals in all competitions last term.
It is believed Chelsea are ready to sanction a contract offer of as much as £200k-a-week to lure Suarez to Chelsea.