Wayne Rooney is now set to stay at Manchester United at least until the end of the season having snubbed a move to China.
The England captain has decided against a big-money switch to the Far East despite struggling for game time this season.
It’s thought the 31-year-old doesn’t consider the Chinese Super League to be a high enough level. That does suggest that if leaves Old Trafford any time soon, it’ll be for another top flight club in Europe.
There’s also a possibility he’ll stay in the Premier League, though few clubs would be able to afford his current wages.
The Mirror report that Everton made an incredible bid to take him back to Goodison Park in January, but their advances were knocked back by United.
The Toffees are as yet undecided whether to try again at the end of the season.
Ronald Koeman has had a difficult relationship with Ross Barkley, but Rooney would hardly be a long-term replacement.
The striker-turned-midfielder left Everton for United in 2004.