Date: 26th February 2017 at 1:51pm
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A lot, in the past seven days, has been written in relation to Wayne Rooney and a possible move to the Chinese Super League.

The rumours were quashed when Rooney issued a statement confirming that he would not be leaving Manchester United Football Club this season.

Today the Sun on Sunday has come up with a plausible reason why Rooney has opted not to join the growing exodus to China.

Our quoted source is of the opinion that Rooney acknowledges that a move to the Chinese Super League would signal the end of his England career.

Rooney currently has 119 caps and has his eyes set on beating the record of 125 currently held by Peter Shilton.

The Sun, using quotes from a source, explains,

“Wayne knew he had no chance of getting called up for England if he went out there. It would have put Garth Southgate in a very difficult position.

“His agent has laid down the groundwork for a possible future move.

“Shanghai would have been great but none of the clubs there had room for him because they`ve filled their foreign quota.”

If Rooney does harbour ambitions of beating Shilton`s record he could do it by October with England having eight games between now and then.

Then could the Chinese dream be on?