Dalian Yifang striker Salomon Rondon admits he had contact with Manchester United last month.
Rondon has revealed he had interest from United on transfer deadline day before the club eventually opted to sign Odion Ighalo on-loan from Shanghai Shenhua.
Like Ighalo, Rondon is known to Premier League sides after featuring for West Brom for three seasons in the English top flight, and later starring for Newcastle on loan.
"There was something. It was not smoke," he told AS. "They were rumours and very strong.
"In the end it could not be specified and now I have to focus on Dalian."