Manchester United record breaker Wayne Rooney targeted by China in £1m per week deal

Mega rich Chinese football bosses want to make Manchester United’s record-breaker Wayne Rooney the best paid footballer in the world by making him an offer of a staggering £1million a week in wages.

The United captain became the club’s all-time top scorer on Saturday when he bagged his 250th goal in the 1-1 draw at Stoke, and according to The Sun, has a £60million-a-year offer to quit the Premier League from China on the table.

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A source told The Sun: “He would probably sign a two-year deal in China and will earn more in that time than he has done during the whole of his United career.

“It will be a big wrench for him and Coleen and their boys because they are very settled in Cheshire and Coleen in particular is very close to her family. The boys are happy at school.

“But they both know a footballer’s career is a short one and it would be silly for Wayne not to maximise his earning potential, especially as he’s approaching the latter stages of his career.”

Rooney, who currently earns £300,000 a week at Old Trafford, is unlikely to extend his contact at the Red Devils beyond the summer of 2019.