Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has been identified as a target for Chinese Super League clubs.
That’s according to a report in The Daily Mail that claims Sturridge, along with Tottenham duo Dele Alli and Harry Kane and Everton’s Ross Barkley, will be offered the opportunity to get paid £800,000 a week.
The likes of Carlos Tevez, Graziano Pelle, Oscar and Jon Obi Mikel are already playing in China and getting paid huge sums of cash for doing so.
And now they have set their sights on luring an England international over to Asia with the promise of staggering weekly wages on offer for a transfer.
They believe that securing an English Premier League star will be a real statement of intent that their league is a serious competition on the rise and have also identified John Terry and Wayne Rooney as other options.
It would be a real coup for a Chinese team to capture an English player at, or about to reach, their peak after snapping up plenty of players who weren’t regulars for their European sides or have past their prime.
Sturridge is continually being linked with a move away from Anfield after struggling to hold down a place in Jurgen Klopp’s side, but it remains to be seen whether he can be persuaded to make the transfer.
It would certainly be lucrative to both him and the club if he were successfully talked into the switch.