FOOTBALL RUMOURS: Chelsea target Rooney, Rio pulls out of charity clash, Zlatan hints at retirement

Today’s rumours from the world of football.....

Chelsea have been made the surprising favourites to complete the transfer of Manchester United star Wayne Rooney.

The Blues are believed to be in the market for a new striker and Sky Bet are offering odds of 7/1 that Rooney could join them. (Metro)

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Rio Ferdinand, 37, pulled out of a charity match that would have seen the retired defender appear on the same team as his former England team-mates John Terry, 34, and Ashley Cole, 34, after suffering a calf injury. (The Guardian)

Samir Nasri’s future at Manchester City is in doubt as the midfielder, 28, prepares for his return from injury. (MEN)

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hinted that he will retire from international football if Sweden fail to qualify for Euro 2016.

The Paris Saint-Germain striker will lead his team out for the play-off first leg game against Denmark on Saturday, with the return leg on Tuesday. (Express)