According to Steve Bates of the Sunday People (h/t the Daily Mirror), the forward’s agent has received numerous enquiries about taking his client to Asia, with some of football’s biggest names being lured to the division in recent weeks.
Bates noted that the Red Devils recently denied a bid of £27 million had been made for their skipper, and Rooney isn’t interested in leaving, with Sir Bobby Charlton’s all-time goalscoring record still to break with the club.
“The 30-year-old is also keen to keep his promise of a huge cash injection to children’s charities from his August testimonial against Everton,” the piece continued. “But the only way he’ll break his Old Trafford deal—which after this season has two more years to run plus a third year as an option—is if United rip up his £300,000-a-week contract and tell him he’s no longer wanted at the club.”
Bleacher Report’s Dean Jones suggested Rooney would reject advances from China earlier this month, providing more details on the situation:
Lyngby Goalkeeper Makes Incredible Goalkeeping Blunder
We Asked Fans in Egypt: Who Is Your Champions League Legend?
Here Is What Happened When the Champions League Trophy Visited Egypt
6-Year-Old Prodigy Ariana Dos Santos Has Has Met Her Barcelona Heroes
Jamaican Fans Tell B/R Their UEFA Champions League Memories
Arsene Wenger Carries on Regardless as Arsenal Stars Cause Chaos in Background
N'golo Kante Will Win the PFA Players' Player of the Year Award
Dmytro Hrechyshkin Scores Fine Free-Kick for Vorskla—but Did He Mean It?
Rostov Striker Sardar Azmoun Warms Up for Manchester United with Fine Goal
Carlos Tevez Scores on Chinese Super League Debut for Shanghai Shenhua
The Art of Cristiano Ronaldo
'Strike Night' Pitted Some of Football's Top Finishers Head-to-Head
Barcelona Pay Tribute to Luis Enrique with Celebratory Video
Getty Images' Alex Livesey Has Been Honoured for His Superb Sports Images
Sanil Chitrakar Paints Incredible Football Portraits of Neymar and Other Stars
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Rabona + Anthony Martial Scorpion Kick = FIFA 17 Wonder Goal
Fifa 17 Ratings Refresh: Who Does Tom Heaton Think He's Overtaken?
European Golden Boy XI: Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele Continues to Shine
Can Barcelona Upset the Odds and Overturn the Deficit Against PSG?
Manchester United Perform Better Without Marcus Rashford
European Golden Boy XI: Monaco's Kylian Mbappe Leads the Line
Is Gylfi Sigurdsson the Best Midfielder in the Premier League?
The Beautiful Story Behind One Woman's 'Adam Lallana' Liverpool Tattoo
Can Neymar Become Barcelona's Greatest Ever Brazilian?
Is Gabriel Jesus the Next Michael Owen or the New Federico Macheda?
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Passes 20 Goals for 10th Consecutive Season
Cover Your Eyes, Here's Liverpool's Terrible 2017 Record
Cover Your Eyes, Here's Liverpool's Terrible 2017 Record
Is Frank Lampard the Premier League's Greatest Ever Midfielder?
Luis Suarez and Leo Messi's Brilliant Goals vs. Atletico Madrid Animated
Can Gabriel Jesus Turn Manchester City’s Season Around?
Bayern Munich Star Arjen Robben Builds His Perfect Footballer for B/R
Should Manchester United Start Bastian Schweinsteiger Against Hull?
Inside the Premier League Transfer Window
European Golden Boy XI: Federico Chiesa Continues His Fantastic Form
Eden Hazard vs. Philippe Coutinho: Who Would You Want in Your Team?
Gary Lineker Has Spoken About His Hat-Trick in El Clasico, 30 Years on
Liverpool vs. Chelsea Is the Ultimate Away-Day Fixture
European Club Rankings: Chelsea's Second String Show Their Squad Depth
Transfer Deadline Day; Daniel Sturridge Is in Need of a Change of Scenery
Jose Mourinho Is Still the Special One Where Cup Competitions Are Concerned
Will We See the Next Global Superstar at the Otten Cup in August?
Would Marco Reus Be a Fitting Replacement for Sanchez at Arsenal?
Who's Been the Third Best Player in Europe Over the Last 10 Years?
Where Does an Upgraded Old Trafford Rank in the Biggest European Grounds?
What's Wrong with Real Madrid?
Ebbsfleet United Test Out Marco van Basten's Radical Penalty Replacement Idea
Premier League Player Rankings: Alexis Sanchez Rises, Eden Hazard Falls
Granit Xhaka Is Staking His Claim as Europe's Dirtiest Player
Who's Getting Ripped Off in Europe's Elite Transfer Market?
European Golden Boy XI: Pulisic and Chiesa Shine in a Team of Young Stars
Have Chelsea Won the Premier League Already?
Who Is Borussia Dortmund's New Wonderkid Alexander Isak?
Liverpool Are Struggling in January Without Sadio Mane
European Power Rankings: Barcelona Rise Whilst Liverpool Fall
The Stats Behind Wayne Rooney's Record Breaking 250 Goals for Manchester United
The Story of Chapecoense's Emotional First Match Since Their Fatal Plane Crash
Yasin Ben El-Mhanni: the Newcastle Debutant Who's Taught Neymar Skills
Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Sergio Aguero: Who Would You Pick?
Why Manchester City Could Face a 'Kaneing' in Against Tottenham
AFCON’s Oldest Player Essam El-Hadary Is Targeting the 2018 World Cup
Premier League Team of the Season So Far: Eden Hazard and Alexis Sanchez Star
Antonio Valencia Is Manchester United's Secret Weapon
Why Sevilla Can Win la Liga
European Golden Boy XI: Tom Davies and Gianluigi Donnarumma Steal the Show
Francesco Totti: 25 Calendar Years in the Italian Top Flight
Can Philippe Coutinho Lead Liverpool to the Premier League Title?
Paul Pogba Has Finally Come to Life for Manchester United
Can Manchester United Keep on Winning?
Should Your Team Try and Sign West Ham's Dimitri Payet?
FIFPro World XI vs. Alternative XI: Highlights from Our Pro Evolution Soccer Sim
FIFA Announce New 48-Team Format for 2026 World Cup
Is an Out-of-Form Neymar Letting Down the MSN Trio?
European Club Rankings: Good News for Real Madrid, Bad News for Barcelona
John Obi Mikel Is Moving to China After a Glorious Decade at Chelsea
The Top 6 Premier League Teams Are Making Their Mark Again
January Transfer Window: Where Do Manchester City Need to Strengthen?
Premier League Player Rankings: Man Utd's Ander Herrera on the Rise Again
Dele Alli Is in the Form of His Career, How Far Can He Take It?
AFCON 2017: Who Are the Front-Runners for the Golden Boot?
Zinedine Zidane's Amazing First Year in Charge of Real Madrid
Harry Kane vs. Diego Costa, Who's the Better Talisman?
Is Everton's Romelu Lukaku Headed for His Best-Ever Season?
Why Tomas Rincon Is a Sneaky Smart Signing for Juventus
Which Premier League Clubs Will the Africa Cup of Nations Hurt the Most?
Should Arsenal Place More Trust in Olivier Giroud?
World Football Big Predictions 2017: Who Will Win the Premier League Title?
World Football Big Predictions 2017: Who Will Be the Most Expensive Transfer?
Earlier in the campaign a lot of United fans would have been happy to see the back of Rooney, as he turned in some shocking displays up top. However, since the turn of the year the England man has rediscovered his edge in front of goal, as we can see courtesy of OptaJoe:
8 - No player has had a hand in more goals than Wayne Rooney (8 - five goals, three assists) in the Premier League in 2016 so far. Sidelined2/17/2016, 4:13:02 PM
At what’s likely a critical time for the club, you suspect United would want to keep their captain around. Manager Louis van Gaal is under immense pressure at the moment, and Jose Mourinho is anticipated to take over at Old Trafford come the end of the campaign, per Bates.
For United, with a new manager potentially coming in, the last thing they’d want is the club’s current longest serving player to depart. Rooney may not be the force he once was, but he’s still a fine leader and an excellent goalscorer who United would be worse off without.
Edinson Cavani Price Set
According to Paul Hetherington of the Daily Star, Paris Saint-Germain want a whopping £40 million for their centre-forward Edinson Cavani, a valuation which could put Manchester United off any potential pursuit.
Cavani has been in and out of the PSG team as of late, with Laurent Blanc opting for Angel Di Maria and Lucas Moura as the options flanking Zlatan Ibrahimovic at times.
The Uruguayan’s attitude has also been called into question, as he skipped a training camp in Doha earlier in the year, with rumours surfacing he’d fallen out with the manager, per Hetherington.
United do need options up top, with Rooney and Anthony Martial the only genuine No. 9s in the squad. Here’s what Cavani could bring:
Although Cavani has a reputation as quite a glamorous player, he’s more of a grafter than many realise. That’s not to say he doesn’t contribute in the final third, though, because he does, as we can see courtesy of Squawka Football:
Squawka Football @Squawka
Edinson Cavani has now been directly involved in 14 goals in 23 Ligue 1 appearances this season (12G, 2A). https://t.co/Yyl8jamjMB2/20/2016, 4:52:32 PM
Stylistically, he’d be a good fit for United. Cavani brings a mobile presence to the PSG attack, whether playing on the flanks or as a centre-forward.
He’s constantly putting defenders under pressure with his movement, work rate and willingness to find space in the box, qualities which are so crucial to the amount of goals he scores.
However, it’d be understandable if United were to back away from any deal. For a 29-year-old forward £40 million is a lot of money and although Cavani has the ability to make an instant impact at Old Trafford, for that kind of outlay, you’d be hoping for a lot more longevity.