Wayne Rooney will decide on whether to leave Manchester United in this window or continue at Old Trafford, depending on the reaction he receives from the club's supporters in the next two matches, according to ESPN.
The England international's future with the Premier League champions has remained uncertain since the tail end of last season, after Sir Alex Ferguson dropped him from the squad for the last couple of games, stating the player has requested for a transfer away from the club.
The Red Devils supporters fell out with Rooney following that incident and greeted him with heavy jeers during the title presentation ceremony. However, the 27-year-old was yet to hand a formal transfer request. The forward is also understood to have left angry and confused by new manager David Moyes' recent comments, where the Scot said the forward will act as Robin van Persie's injury back-up.
Rooney, who has played no part in United's pre-season so far due to a hamstring injury, has been heavily linked to Chelsea, who already made a £27m move which was knocked back by Old Trafford chiefs. The former Everton man is still understood to be open to staying with the Red Devils, while he sees Stamford Bridge as an ideal destination, should a need to move arise.
The striker is due to feature against AIK Stockholm in Sweden this week and also in Rio Ferdinand's testimonial against Sevilla afterwards. The report claims Rooney will gauge the reaction of United supporters during these two games, before making a final decision on his future.
It is understood that if Rooney feels he is not wanted by the club's fans, he will opt for a move away, preferably to his long-time admirers Chelsea, who are now reportedly readying to launch a £40m offer for their man.
When asked if it is Rooney or bust, Blues boss Jose Mourinho had replied "Yes", confirming the United star is the only transfer Chelsea are seeking at this moment.