Brendan Rodgers receieves big-money deals in Chinese Super League

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Brendan Rodgers has received several huge offers from the Chinese Super League, according to The Mirror.

The former Liverpool manager has been out of work since being dismissed from his Anfield post last October and is wanted in the Far East as part of the country's incredible swoop for Europe's biggest football names.

Rodgers was originally approached by Beijing Guoan last month but he decided to turn them down and they went on to hire veteran Italian coach Alberto Zaccheroni instead. However, more mind-blowing offers have been made since then.

There have been reports of interest from Premier League clubs with Chelsea originally being linked with a shock move after sacking Jose Mourinho in December. They eventually opted for Guus Hiddink but there is still a chance that Newcastle United will approach him as pressure mounts on Steve McClaren.

Rodgers, however, is planning on continuing his enforced sabbatical from football as he recovers from intense spells in charge of both Swansea City and then Liverpool. Football bosses in China won't give up without a fight, though.

Incredible amounts of money

An effort from the Chinese state to increase the standing of their national league has seen clubs offer huge money to sign some of the world's best footballing talent. Chinese Super League bosses seem to have an endless pit of money to throw at Rodgers and it is the incredible figures that have tempted a growing number of stars so far.

Ezequiel Lavezzi became the latest big-name star to move to China recently, sealing a mammoth £400,000-a-week deal to become the world's fifth-highest earning footballer in the world. He joins Brazilian star Ramires and Colombia's Jackson Martinez in moving to the Far East.

Rooney offer

It was also reported by the same newspaper that Manchester United had received a £27million bid from a Chinese club for captain Wayne Rooney. It is unclear whether the deal is still active considering he has since been ruled out for two months with a knee injury, but the contract was allegedly worth £500,000-a-week.

The deal is a tempting one for United, who could do with rebuilding the squad after a drab season under Louis van Gaal. Rooney is a club legend who has given 12 years of dedicated service but the chance to reclaim their original outlay is surely a tempting proposition for Ed Woodward.

It would almost certainly spell the end of Rooney's international career but he could earn as much as £75m in just three years. The 30-year-old is currently being heavily promoted in the country by his representatives and Chinese football bosses want him to be the face of this ongoing revolution.

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