Terry and Carrick latest China targets, but Rooney rejects move

Date published: Sunday 21st February 2016 10:42

John Terry & Wayne Rooney: Duo wanted by Chinese clubs

John Terry and Michael Carrick have emerged as the latest targets for clubs in China, but Wayne Rooney has snubbed such interest, according to reports.

A host of mega-money deals have seen high-profile names such as Jackson Martinez, Alex Teixeira and Ramires move to the Chinese Super League over the last month.

Reports in midweek suggested Manchester United would be willing to sell Rooney in the summer as long as they were able to bring in a marquee signing as the England captain’s replacement.

And former England boss Sven Goran Eriksson, who currently manages Shanghai SIPG, believes Rooney and Terry are two of the main targets.

“China wants to be the biggest and the best in most things and football is no different. Clubs want the best and are not afraid to pay for it,” he told The Sun.

“What happened in this window is only the start. There is a lot of talk over here about Wayne Rooney and John Terry – big players who are known all around the world.”

However, according to the Sunday People, Rooney has already rejected two approaches from Chinese clubs, as he wants to win more silverware in England and break Bobby Charlton’s all-time scoring record for the Red Devils.

United midfielder Carrick, meanwhile, is out of contract at Old Trafford in the summer and has been linked with a move to Arsenal or Newcastle.

But the Daily Express report the 34-year-old could be tempted to join the “Chinese revolution”.

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