Date: 24th February 2017 at 9:52am
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The speculation, over the last few days relating to a possible move to the Chinese Super League for Wayne Rooney has been intense.

The wave of suspicion that a deal with a Chinese Super League club was about to be done to enable Rooney to make the move before the Chinese transfer window slams shut on Tuesday, has been increasing by the hour.

However, last night, Rooney broke the silence to confirm that he won`t be joining the on-going exodus to China, instead stating that he wants to remain at Manchester United, commenting,

‘It’s an exciting time at the club and I want to remain a part.”

But speculation is still rife that some kind of deal was trying to be struck with his agent, Paul Stretford, having flown to China to try and broker a deal.

With three clubs mentioned as possible destinations, Stretford was obviously testing the water, but with two of the three possible suitors , Beijing Guoan and Jiangsu Suning dismissing speculation that they were after the 31-year-old striker, the dream of a move before the transfer window slams shut was crushed when Fabio Cannavaro, in charge of the third possible suitor, Tianjin Quanjian, confirmed talks had been held but did not progress.

Our view is that Rooney will be leaving Old Trafford this summer but that it won`t be a case of boosting the already very healthy household bank balance with an influx of Chinese cash!