Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian have offered Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata €30m a season (approximately £500,000 a week) to move to the Far East, according to Spanish radio station Onda Cero (via Mundo Deportivo).
The Spaniard is reportedly not keen on the switch but Tianjin manager Fabio Cannavaro has asked his club to make an advanced payment of €40m to Morata and his representatives if the move goes ahead.
The Spanish international would increase his salary fivefold if he agrees to the switch. He is currently earning just €6m a season at the Bernabeu. Manchester United had agreed personal terms with the forward to double his Real wages, but they baulked at Real’s asking price of €90m and signed Romelu Lukaku from Everton instead.
Onda Cero report that Chelsea are still in the running for Morata. Although the 24 year old has no interest in moving to China, he wants to leave the La Liga champions, but the radio station say it is likely he will start the season as a Real Madrid player.