Wayne Rooney has told his Manchester United team-mates he will be joining Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho has already had two bids rejected but a source close to United told ESPN that Rooney is convinced he will be headed to Stamford Bridge and has said as much to his colleagues at Old Trafford.

Several of the United squad are reportedly unhappy with Rooney who has ignored their appeals to extend his nine-year stay at the club and their relationship has not improved with Rooney increasingly confident he will go.

United have insisted Rooney 27 is not for sale but Chelsea haven't abandoned their pursuit.

Sir Alex Ferguson said Rooney asked to leave United before the end of last season and while David Moyes has said he is keen to keep him he remains unsettled.