Last Updated: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 08:00
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is set to make a renewed bid to sign Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney while he does have alternatives.
The Blues chief is keen to land Rooney before the transfer deadline but United have so far refused to sell and have knocked back at least two bids.
However, Mourinho says there is nothing to stop him from make further bids while the transfer window is open and he is refusing to take no for an answer just yet.
Chelsea themselves have refused to sell David Luiz this summer and Mourinho admits the defending champions can take the same stance over Rooney.
"You try, because nobody forbids you to try," Mourinho revealed in his press conference ahead of the Aston Villa match.
"When you think that you'd like to have one player and the market is open and the official bids are not forbidden, official bids are always accepted in an ethical way.
"Of course, the player's owners they can do exactly what we did in relation to David Luiz and Barcelona."
Samuel Eto'o and Christian Benteke have been mentioned as alternatives should Rooney stay at Old Trafford, and although Mourinho is refusing to name names, he does admit there are other targets.
"We have plans B and C," he admitted. "Don't ask me names because it's difficult to speak about players from other clubs."
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