Manchester United patrons in the Transfer Tavern are starting to question the allure of the much-discussed Chinese Super League.
The Far East top flight has become the prime destination for high-profile players from Europe and South America searching for a bumper contracts.
Last year saw the likes of Jackson Martinez and Alex Teixeira join Chinese clubs in shock deals, whilst former Chelsea midfielder Oscar has been the league’s biggest scalp of 2017 so far.
However, it appears the CSL is struggling to convince English players to join their ranks.
The Independent have already reported on Wayne Rooney deciding against a move to China before next Tuesday’s transfer deadline, and the same publication are now claiming a similar fate for Red Devils team-mate Ashley Young.
The 31-year-old has endured mixed fortunes since moving to Old Trafford from Aston Villa in 2011, with injuries often affecting his game-time, but he enjoyed a renaissance in form during Louis van Gaal’s two seasons in charge.
However, the former England winger has featured sparingly under Jose Mourinho and was in talks with Shandong Luneng over a mid-season move to Asia.
But those talks have now reportedly broken down, meaning Young will stay at Old Trafford until the end of the season, highlighting how the Chinese Super League is struggling to attract English talent.
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