Wayne Rooney has rejected the chance to head to China in order to secure his place in Manchester United history, according to the Mirror.
Reports over the past week have suggested that a handful of Chinese clubs have been eyeing up the England skipper, and wanted to make him one of the best paid players in the world.
A string of big-money transfers from Europe to the Far East have grabbed the headlines in recent weeks, with the likes of Ezequiel Lavezzi, Ramires and Jackson Martinez all heading towards Asia.
According to the Mirror, Rooney had the chance to follow the group of stars heading east to earn big bucks - Lavezzi is said to be taking home £400,000-per-week from his new deal with Super League side Hebei China Fortune - and had two offers on the table, but turned them down.
It was reported that one club from China had made a £27 million bid to Manchester United, plus offered the striker wages of £500,000-per-week.
The paper reports that Rooney's agent received the offers but 'politely refused' them as he goes in search of becoming Manchester United's all-time leading goalscorer.
The former Everton man is just five goals shy of passing Sir Bobby Charlton's tally of 249 strikes in 758 appearances, while he also reportedly wants to stay put in order to keep his promise of a huge cash injection to children’s charities from his testimonial against Everton this summer.
Rooney's contract has two years left to run plus the option of a further year if the club choose, and the 30-year-old will remain loyal to the club, unless he's told he has to leave.
Manchester United are in a degree of turmoil as it stands, with boss Louis van Gaal in serious danger of losing his job. Jose Mourinho has been tipped as the Dutchman's replacement.
They take on Shrewsbury in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Monday.