Wayne Rooney wanted as the face of the Chinese Super League

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Wayne Rooney is wanted as the new face of the revamped Chinese Super League. 

That is according to Phil Thomas in the Sun, who has broken a 'world exclusive' saying the Chinese league wants a superstar to take their game forward, and the Manchester United captain is their man.

Reportedly, approaches have been made to try and entice the Red Devil away from Old Trafford, but, as of yet, no deal has been put in place.


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Rooney's representatives are said to be weighing up his future options, but the England captain still has over three years left on his current contract and has Sir Bobby Charlton's goalscoring records firmly in his sights.

The Chinese League are hoping Rooney's signature could attract other big names and the game has been flooded with cash following a huge television deal worth over £830 million.

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson is already manager of Shanghai while Robinho, Tim Cahill and Demba Ba are all of on lucrative playing contracts in the CSL.

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Having broken Charlton's England goalscoring record, Rooney is just 27 behind his Manchester United league tally and just 12 behind his all-time account.

Rooney is well on track to become the highest goalscorer in all competitions for the Red Devils this season. But will need more time if he is to reach Charlton's league toll of 199 goals.

Despite being below his usual high standards this season, Rooney's influence on and off the pitch can not be understated.

Louis van Gaal has shown impeccable faith in his captain - much to the frustration of some United fans - but the Red Devils would certainly be a different animal without Rooney on the pitch.

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