Manchester United has rejected a second bid from Premier League rivals Chelsea for unsettled England forward Wayne Rooney.
Chelsea's offer was said to have been around £25-million.
"A bid was received yesterday and immediately rejected. Our position remains that he is not for sale," said a United spokesperson.
The second bid and United's swift response could prompt Rooney to hand in an official transfer request.
New Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has made the 27-year-old his top transfer target, but United has had trouble signing other players this summer and been frustrated by their pursuit of Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas.
United's new manager David Moyes has said repeatedly that Rooney is not for sale. Rooney was said to be irate over Moyes's recent comments that he would effectively be understudy to main striker Robin van Persie. – AFP