Wayne Rooney could stay at Manchester United and see out the remainder of his contract, according to a report.
The 31-year-old United skipper had look set to leave Old Trafford this summer after a bit-part role under Jose Mourinho.
The United boss has always publicly claimed he would be happy to see Rooney stay, but after just 15 Premier League starts and five goals it appeared the striker’s 13-year spell was coming to an end.
Rooney, who has lost his place in Gareth Southgate’s squad, is though “giving serious consideration to seeing out the rest of his contract”, according to the Daily Mail.
Rooney has 12 months to run on his contract, with the option of a further year and will not make a final decision on his future until he returns from a family holiday later this month.
The report suggests “the choice to stay at Old Trafford is becoming increasingly attractive” with Rooney set to turn his back on a reported return to Everton and a move to China.
Everton are unable to get anywhere near Rooney’s current £250,000-a-week wage, while Stoke, who also are believed to want the player, will also struggle to match his personal terms.
And a move to China with his young family is understandably not top of the player’s wish list, while the report claims his wife, Coleen, is understood to be even more reluctant to move to Asia.