Six players who might find the riches of China too good to refuse this summer

first_img 6 Chinese clubs will be back splashing the cash in the summer transfer window, making offers some players (and agents) will find too lucrative to refuse.Diego Costa reportedly already has a £650,000 a-week contract to consider from Tianjin Quanjian, whose owner Shu Yuhui has said deals with ‘two or three stars’ have been agreed.So who might be heading to the Far East?Scroll through the gallery above to check out six players who could soon make a move to the Chinese Super League. 6 Radamel Falcao (AS Monaco) – Falcao revealed in January that he rejected three big-money offers from China to stay put at the Stade Louis II. He cited his desire to win silverware with Monaco as the key reason behind him snubbing the deals. Should his side seal the Ligue 1 title, then, he could be in search of a new challenge. Diego Costa (Chelsea) – click the arrow above, right, to check out five more players who might be preparing for a move to the Chinese Super League – Rarely does a day go past without Costa’s name being linked with a Chelsea exit. It might be this summer that he finally gets his alleged wish. Tianjin Quanjian have been chasing him since the winter window and, if reports are to be believed, are closing in on a deal. Should the striker agree, he’ll be earning £650,000 a week after tax. 6 6 6 6 Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain) – Cavani has been linked with a move to China for much of the past year, and while talk has cooled of late, PSG might be open to cashing in and bringing in a younger replacement for next season. The Uruguayan has thrived following Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s departure and is Ligue 1’s top scorer with 31 this term. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) – Rooney’s contract expires at United in two summers’ time, but Jose Mourinho is likely planning for life without his club captain. It would be surprising if he doesn’t assess his future at the end of the season, and speculation has previously been rife that he could be on the way to China. In February, his agent agent Paul Stretford was understood to have been negotiating a deal for the forward to leave Old Trafford. This process might still be undergoing. John Terry (Chelsea) – Terry will end his 22 years of service to the Blues at the end of the season. He announced last month that he will leave when his contract expires in the summer, in search of increased playing time at another club. It’s uncertain where he’s off to next, but he surely already has a deal in place. We’ll soon find out if his move is to China. Jermain Defoe (Sunderland) – Beijing Guoan reportedly made a £30m bid for Defoe in January, but the striker opted to remain at the Stadium of Light in the hope of saving the Black Cats from relegation. Having failed to evade the drop, he’s likely to leave in the summer and could be considering the riches of China. Bournemouth, though, are understood to be offering serious competition for his signature. last_img