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Rooney ready to move to China

Manchester United are ready to sanction Wayne Rooney’s transfer to China inside the next month, the Sunday Mirror reports.

A number of Chinese clubs have made it clear they are prepared to offer Rooney a contract worth a £140million – reportedly more than the England captain has earned in his 15 years in the Premier League with United and Everton.

The switch to the Far East would see Rooney overtake former United team-mate Carlos Tevez – currently on £650,000-a-week – as the world’s highest-paid footballer.

The Mirror go on to claim the move has been approved by boss Jose Mourinho and the United hierarchy.