Chinese Super league club tianjin quanjin boss, Fabio Cannavaro has revealed he had a “chat” over signing Man Utd striker Wayne rooney while keen on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Fiorentina star Nikola Kalinic. Reports on Wednesday have suggested England captain Rooney is now keen to leave Old Trafford after over 12 years at the club. Rooney who has struggled for regular first-team minutes this season despite breaking the club’s goal scoring record in January, has apparently been offered £35 million per year to move to China “We did make an approach for Rooney, but it was just chit-chat because he simply doesn’t suit our style of play. No further discussion was necessary. The truth is we had more frequent contact with Aubameyang. Unfortunately, our bid was rejected by Borussia Dortmund who said he was needed in this season’s Champions League. Our prime target is still Kalinic but it’s quite difficult for his club to let him leave at the moment. Under such circumstances, we are caught in a dilemma. I need to communicate with our managing director.”
Man united boss, Jose Mourinho has made known his desire for Rooney to stay in the past but on Tuesday he couldn’t guarantee that Rooney would still be at Old Trafford by the end of the season saying “You have to ask him, Of course I can’t guarantee [he will be here]. I can’t guarantee that I’m here next week, how can I guarantee that a player is here next season?”
Cannavaro’s side have time to recruit players with the transfer window in China not closing til Tuesday, while the new Super League season starts on March 3.
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