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Wayne Rooney to earn £500k a week in China

Published on February 19, 2016 by   ·   No Comments

FILE PHOTO: England forward Wayne Rooney (R) and San Marino defender Davide Simoncini during their Euro qualifying match in Serravalle on September 5, 2015 (AFP Photo/Vincenzo Pinto)

FILE PHOTO: England forward Wayne Rooney (R) and San Marino defender Davide Simoncini during their Euro qualifying match in Serravalle on September 5, 2015 (AFP Photo/Vincenzo Pinto)

Manchester United are considering selling striker and captain Wayne Rooney in the summer after receiving a bid for the 30-year-old from a Chinese Super League club. Rooney could earn £500,000 a week as part of the deal. (Manchester Evening News)

United must act fast if they want former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, 53, as their manager. The Portuguese is considering a return to Inter Milan. (The Sun)

Mourinho has identified Inter striker Mauro Icardi, 22, as one of his first transfer targets should he take charge at Old Trafford.(Corriere Dello Sport in Italian)

United could use playmaker Juan Mata, 27, as part of a £60m deal for Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann, 24. (The Sun)

Manchester City will make a £39m bid for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, 23, as they start to mould their squad to new boss Pep Guardiola’s requirements.(Bild, in German)

New York Red Bulls and Orlando City want to take Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, 32, to the MLS. The Ivorian is expected to leave the Etihad when Pep Guardiola takes over as manager in the summer. (Daily Star)

The Football Association is planning talks with the Premier League about the introduction of a winter break but is opposed to the scrapping of FA Cup replays. (Daily Mail)

Swansea hope to sign Ghana defender Jonathan Mensah, 25, from French club Evian on a free transfer. (Sun)

Former Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor, 31, has vowed to celebrate if he scores for Crystal Palace against his former club in Sunday’s FA Cup tie. (Times – subscription required)

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 28, was involved in a heated argument with Paris St-Germain and Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 34, after the French club’s 2-1 in Paris on Tuesday night.(Daily Mail)

Former Bolton striker Dean Holdsworth and a group of investors are on the verge of completing the takeover of the Lancashire club from majority stakeholder Eddie Davies. (Daily Star)

Manchester United players face having their wages cut by 25% if they fail to qualify for the Champions League. (Daily Mirror)

The first steps towards the redevelopment of Liverpool’s stadium could be taken on Friday with the council expected to approve plans for the £260m Anfield regeneration project, which includes a new hotel and business hub. (Liverpool Echo)

Chelsea have met with representatives of Italy coach Antonio Conte, 46, as they search for a permanent successor to the sacked Jose Mourinho. (Gianlucadimarzio.com, in Italian)

Luis Cavani, father of Paris St-Germain striker Edinson, would like his son to move to Real Madrid, Manchester United or Juventus. The 29-year-old has been played out wide in the French capital. (Sport5 in Hebrew)

Former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, 28, could treble his £35,000-a-week wages at Wolfsburg by moving to the Chinese Super League.(Daily Mirror)

Inter Milan will try to renegotiate with Manchester City to avoid triggering a permanent deal for 26-year-old striker Stevan Jovetic, who has been on loan at the San Siro since July. (Football Italia)

Liverpool are considering triggering the £6.2m release clause in the contract of 28-year-old Real Betis goalkeeper Antonio Adan.(Fichajes.com, in Spanish)

Incoming Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti wants AC Milan’s Colombia international Carlos Bacca, 29, to replace Robert Lewandowski if the 27-year-old Poland international leaves the German champions. (Bild, in German)

Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte, 21, has described Barcelona as “the best team in the world” as reports linking him to the Catalan giants emerge once again. (Football365.fr, in French)

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