The Sun are reporting that the Chinese Super League are demanding their teams secure the very best English talent.
Among the targets are Tottenham sensation Dele Alli, Everton’s Ross Barkley and Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge.
The league believes bringing in the pick of English talent will add credibility to a league that has been the recipient of much mocking in recent times.
Big names such as Oscar and Tevez have already left for the glamour of Chinese football this window.
Reports suggest some Chinese clubs are willing to offer the young England stars £800,000 a week.
It is unlikely that Dele Alli will leave high-flying Spurs, but Barkley and Sturridge’s paths remain uncertain.
Barkley has failed to find consistency under Everton boss Ronald Koeman and is said to be unhappy at the club.
An offer from China, loaded with the potential of earning up and above £20 million a year might be enough to turn is head.
Sturridge could be enticed
The same can be said for Daniel Sturridge; there is much conjecture surrounding his future – at 27, one feels like his next move will be defining.
He may be lured by the riches of China to maximise his career earnings.
Written by Michael Jones
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