The Daily Mail says Rooney demanded a transfer in showdown talks with Ferguson just over two weeks ago and wants a summer move to Chelsea after nine years at United.
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed to worldwide television Rooney's transfer request yesterday.
Jose Mourinho, who is set to be the new Chelsea manager, is anxious to bring Rooney to Stamford Bridge and is willing to pay £25million for him.
Rooney, 27, who lost his guaranteed starting place when Robin van Persie arrived from Arsenal, wants to leave United after making just 22 starts in the league this season and playing in six different positions.
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