England captain Wayne Rooney says he is staying at Manchester United, after being linked with a move to China, the BBC reports.
The 31-year-old striker said he hoped to “play a full part” in the rest of the Premier League club’s season.
Rooney’s agent, Paul Stretford, had travelled to China to see if he could negotiate a deal, although it is not known which clubs he spoke to.
Rooney is United’s record goalscorer and has won five Premier League titles and a Champions League trophy since joining them as an 18-year-old for £27m from Everton in 2004.
The forward, whose contract expires in 2019, has said he would not play for an English club other than United or Everton.
Rooney’s statement in full:
“Despite the interest which has been shown from other clubs, for which I’m grateful, I want to end recent speculation and say that I am staying at Manchester United.
“I hope I will play a full part in helping the team in its fight for success on four fronts.
“It’s an exciting time at the club and I want to remain a part of it.”