Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is said to be unlikely to leave the club for the Chinese Super League this month and will instead hold out until at least the summer before making a decision on his future.
The 31-year-old has fallen firmly out of manager Jose Mourinho’s starting XI this season, resulting in even more fierce transfer speculation linking him with a move to China, where he would stand to make a reported £3 million per month.
According to BBC Sport, Tianjin Quanjian, managed by former Italy captain and 2006 World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro, held talks with Rooney’s representatives, although there was no progress to report.
Rooney, 31, has a contract at Old Trafford that runs until the summer of 2019, although the England international could be forced to call time on his days with the Red Devils before then unless he sees a change in status.
The Chinese Super League transfer window closes on Tuesday, February 28th.