Tianjin Quanjian manager Fabio Cannavaro has confirmed that he held talks over a move for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, while he is also keen on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Fiorentina star Nikola Kalinic.
The United striker, who has struggled for regular first-team minutes this season despite breaking the club's goalscoring record in January, has apparently been offered £35 million per year to move to China.
The World Cup winner told Tianjin TV: "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.
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