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Mourinho Hopeful On Rooney Deal

posted 16 Aug 2013, 10:43 by Mpelembe   [ updated 16 Aug 2013, 10:43 ]

 COBHAM, NEAR LONDON, UK (AUGUST 16, 2013) (REUTERS) - Chelsea's Jose Mourinho, returning to Stamford Bridge this weekend, admitted he was still hopeful of signing Wayne Rooney from Manchester United.

Chelsea host Hull in their opening Premier league match on Sunday with the transfer window due to close in early September and Mourinho's top target, Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, is still with the Manchester Club who have dug in their heels and refused to let the England striker leave.

Asked if he was still hopeful of signing Rooney, he replied: "I'm just a Chelseamanager. Everyone of us (is) looking always to try to strengthen your squad, we always say 'no' but we lie, because until the last day when he market is open we are all waiting for something to happen."