Last updated : 26 August 2004 By Editor
Everton chairman Bill Kenwright proved what a quality chairman he is by passing the responsibility of Rooney's sale over to the manager David Moyes. He told Sky Sports News.

"Wayne Rooney is my favourite player in the world and I know what I have read in the papers and I know there is lots of talking to be done,"

"I would love nothing more than to see him remain with us at Goodison Park.

"Whatever happens with the sale, if it happens, it will be down to the manager.
It's the manager's final decision.

"There seems to be an inevitability about the fact that Wayne Rooney will be
playing somewhere else.

"I would love him to be at Everton when he's a grandad. I can't tell you if he will be at Everton next week.

"We don't need to sell Wayne Rooney, we do not need to sell him,"

"I sincerely hope he has not played his last game for Everton. There is no greater feeling in the world than when Wayne Rooney smashes the ball into the net.

"If I've seen that for the last time in an Everton shirt that will be a heartbreaking moment for me, as for many other Evertonians."