Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has hinted he will continue his pursuit of Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney until the end of the transfer window.

The Blues have already had two bids for Rooney rejected by United with David Moyes insisting the striker is not for sale at any price.

Chelsea are set to test that resolve once more perhaps even before the trip to Old Trafford next Monday if Mourinho is feeling mischievous.

"We will try until the last day to add a new player to the squad a striker but in this moment every striker has a club every striker belongs to somebody and I don't think it's ethical that I name players that belong to other clubs" said Mourinho following Chelsea's 2-0 defeat of Hull on his return to Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

"We don't try like many clubs do to go around and try to influence players to behave in a certain way.

"If we have to make a bid we make it in an official way we don't speak to players we speak to clubs."

The self-proclaimed Special One was enthused by the first-half performance in particular on his homecoming.