Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is considering a lucrative move to China. The Guardian says the defender has told friends he has no intention of retiring and is weighing up his future at United, who he joined from Leeds in 2002 for a then record £30m fee, with a move abroad the most likely option should he depart. One choice could be a lucrative deal to play in China, though nothing is being ruled in or out.

There has been at least one recent offer from China for Ferdinand to consider.

Currently earning around £130,000 a week, a move there would prove to be highly lucrative for the 81-times capped former England defender.