Manchester United haven’t received any big-money bids for star striker

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Manchester United haven’t received any offers from free-spending Chinese clubs for captain and star striker Wayne Rooney, according to Sky Sports.

Recent reports have suggested that Rooney has been the subject of interest from the Chinese Super League, as the clubs in the Far East continue to splash money on marquee names.

The transfer window in China is open until February 26, and with a number of players in Europe still being linked with a move, Rooney hasn’t been targeted.

United suffered a setback this week with the news that the England international picked up a knee injury during the loss to Sunderland last weekend, which in turn could keep him sidelined for up to six weeks.

However, he won’t be leaving Old Trafford any time soon despite the fact that a number of high-profile names have already made the move to the CSL.

Alex Teixeira saw the league’s transfer record broken when he completed a £38m move to Jiangsu Suning on February 5. The Brazilian joined the likes of Gervinho, Jackson Martinez and Ezequiel Lavezzi in moving to China, with the total spending in the transfer window moving past the £200m mark.

Each CSL club are permitted to have five foreign players in their squads and must include one from the Asian Football Confederation, but can only field four on the pitch at any one time in order to comply with the league rules.

Nonetheless, it hasn’t prevented clubs from bringing in talent from Europe over the past month and a half, as China continues to emerge as a legitimate threat to their rivals given the vast transfer funds at each outfit’s disposal.

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