Rooney’s Agent In China To Discuss Potential Move

Wayne Rooney/Photo: Reuters
Wayne Rooney/Photo: Reuters

Reports from England say Wayne Rooney’s agent Paul Stretford has arrived China to see if he can negotiate a deal for the forward to leave Manchester United.

 

Under Jose Mourihno, Rooney has fallen down the pecking order at United.

The England captain has been made aware of interest in him from the Chinese Super League for some time, although it is not known which clubs Stretford has spoken to.

Beijing Guoan, believed to be the favourite team of Chinese President Xi, had been seen as one of the favourites to sign Rooney but sources close to the club have told BBC Sport they are not interested in signing him.

Because of new restrictions on overseas players, Jiangsu Suning and Tianjin Quanjian look like the most likely remaining options.

However, the England captain’s representatives have already spoken to Tianjin Quanjian and their coach, Fabio Cannavaro, said talks did not progress.

On Tuesday, Mourinho said he did not know whether Rooney, who has only just returned to training after a hamstring injury, would still be at Old Trafford in a week’s time.

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