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    No new Rooney bid before United game, says Mourinho

    Chelsea, who already have two bids for Wayne Rooney rejected, take on Manchester United in the EPL on Monday. (Getty Images)

    Chelsea, who already have two bids for Wayne Rooney rejected, take on Manchester United in the EPL on Monday. (Getty Images)

    London: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says a new bid for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney won't be submitted until after Monday's match at the Premier League champions.

    Chelsea have had two bids rejected for the unsettled Rooney, who indicated to United towards the end of last season that he wanted to leave. United have said Rooney is not for sale but that has not deterred Chelsea in their pursuit of the England international.

    Mourinho says "we did [bid] before and we will do later, but I think this period - from the ethical point of view - is a period when we are going to be quiet and just thinking about that game."

    After Monday's game, Chelsea have a week until the transfer window closes on September 2 to sign Rooney.

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