Wayne Rooney has plenty of options besides moving to the Chinese Super League despite a difficult season at Manchester United.
The Times report that Tianjin Quanjian and Jiangsu Suning – the latter managed by Rooney’s former England boss, Fabio Capello – are two clubs who retain an interest in the forward-turned-midfielder; yet, it’s far from guaranteed he will be heading to the Far East.
The newspaper also make the rather surprising claim that Jose Mourinho is keen for the 31-year-old to stay on at Old Trafford.
United are yet to sign a replacement and will not be bringing in Antoine Griezmann this summer after the Atletico Madrid star agreed a new deal with his current club.
Rooney featured in 25 Premier League games last term, and while he increasingly found himself confined to the bench towards the end of the campaign, that does suggest he is still a useful squad player to have around.
The Red Devils cannot possibly be signing all the attacking players they are being linked with, and the Alvaro Morata situation has suddenly gone quiet. It seems there’s a possibility that there is still room for Rooney then, as long as he accepts his new role as a fringe player.