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Despite Manchester United rejecting Chelsea's offer, the Blues boss insists he is in no panic to secure the England international's signature

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has insisted he is calm regarding the club's attempt to lure Wayne Rooney to London, despite a lack of progress with the proposed transfer.

The Blues had an opening offer for the wantaway striker immediately rejected last Tuesday and are expected to return with an improved bid.

Mourinho recently suggested an over-long transfer saga could affect the "balance" of a team very close to the start of the season, but hinted the club is in no hurry to force a move.

"At this moment we have made what you know; that bid which was public and official and after that nothing else," he told reporters.

"But we are calm as we told you that we are calm because we are happy with what we have."

Mourinho was speaking after Chelsea's emphatic 8-1 victory over Indonesia All Stars, with Ramires and Romelu Lukaku both grabbing doubles.

Fernando Torres failed to register on the scoresheet, but Mourinho believes the Spaniard will improve with added competition for places after Lukaku's return from a loan spell with West Brom.

"I think Fernando should be happy because we have competition in the team and I think that is good for everybody in every position," he told reporters.

"Fernando I think will be pleased because during his time at Chelsea he was basically the only striker and then after that there was the arrival of Ba in January. Now the team has three strikers and I think that is good."

Mourinho also confirmed the injured trio of Frank Lampard, Andre Schurrle and Kevin De Bruyne are all expected to train with the squad next week.

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