Transfer talk: August 26
JOSE Mourinho says Manchester United manager David Moyes is to blame for putting Wayne Rooney at the centre of a summer transfer saga.
Mourinho claims Chelsea only made their move for Rooney after Moyes suggested the striker was second choice at Old Trafford behind Robin van Persie.
“We are trying to get a player that the manager told ‘you will be a second option’. We are not going for (Robin) van Persie,” said Mourinho.
Asked if it is Moyes who was to blame for the Rooney situation, Mourinho said: “Of course.”
NEWCASTLE director of football Joe Kinnear insists the ball is in Arsenal’s court over the future of Yohan Cabaye.
ARSENAL are chasing the signature of Cabaye before the close of the transfer window and have already seen one bid rejected for the midfielder.
SPURS boss Andre Villas-Boas has said the club are hoping to sign Steaua Bucharest defender Vlad Chiriches.
STEWART Downing has revealed Newcastle enquired about signing him prior to his move to West Ham.