MESUT Ozil is the latest start to attract interest from the Chinese Super League as he dithers on a new Arsenal contract.
The 28-year-old World Cup winner has been heavily criticised in recent weeks after a string of poor performances.
He is currently deciding on whether to pen fresh mega-money terms with the Gunners, as Arsene Wenger also mulls his future.
And it emerged today the ex-Real Madrid ace is the second most popular player in China behind Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
It comes as Chinese Super League clubs eye-up the German midfielder, looking to bring him in for a staggering transfer fee.
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He would also be able to nearly double his £300,000-a-week Arsenal wages, as Chinese sides look to splash the cash before new regulations on overseas players come in.
Wayne Rooney is another star looking to be brought to the Far East from Manchester United before their window closes at the end of this month.
The 31-year-old’s agent Paul Stretford is in China looking to negotiate a deal, giving a clear indication Jose Mourinho is allowing him to leave Old Trafford.
The England captain has been aware of interest in bringing him to the country for some time, and MLS clubs are also looking to swoop.
Meanwhile, Manchester United have replaced Bayern Munich as the most popular team online in China, according to a new report.
It also revealed Germany’s Bundesliga is the most influential league on the net, ahead of the Premier League.