Jose Mourinho has declared that his transfer dealings are over for the summer and doesn’t expect to see any more arrivals to Stamford Bridge before Monday’s deadline.
And he admitted defeat in his attempts after last Mondays clash between the sides opting to sign experienced striker Samuel Eto’o instead.
“It's the end. We have a good group.
"Samuel will give us other kind of qualities in attack. He is an experienced player in a team that needs some experienced players."
The need to sign a striker was top of the priority list for Mourinho with rumours that Fernando Torres and Demba Ba may not be Chelsea players for much longer.
But he declares the Rooney chase is over after the 27-year-old put in a man of the match performance against Chelsea.
“For all parties, it's finished. One thing is to tell you through other people that you want, you want, you want very much, but at the end of the day...
"I feel everyone has the right to show his life, his future and I respect that."