Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand is seriously considering a move to China. The Guardian says Ferdinand is considering an offer to move to club football in China when his contract at Manchester United finishes at the end of next season.

A move to China would prove lucrative for Ferdinand and he would follow Nicolas Anelka, who in January moved from Chelsea to Shanghai Shenhua for wages in the region of £175,000 a week. It is understood that the club who wish to sign Ferdinand are not Shenhua.