Wayne Rooney looks set to stay at Manchester United for another season… as no-one is willing to match his incredible wage demands.
The United and England all-time leading goalscorer, 31, was limited to a reserve role under Jose Mourinho last season.
With talk mounting that Rooney will finally call time on his Old Trafford career, a host of interested clubs have entered the race to sign him.
Rooney’s first club Everton were the early favourites to land his signature, particularly with Romelu Lukaku set to leave Goodison Park imminently.
Offers were also reportedly rolling in from the Chinese Super League and the MLS… but still no deal has been done.
Roo currently has one year of his £300,000-a-week contract still to run, with an option a further year after that.
However, despite wanting regular first-team action, no club has been willing to splash the big bucks to entice Rooney to join them.
Meanwhile, United are still holding out for a substantial transfer fee for their captain – which is also putting potential new clubs off.
Ronald Koeman has already ended his talks with the England man, despite publicly declaring he was keen to bring him “home”.
Meanwhile, teams in China have cooled their interest after the government imposed a new 100 per cent tax on foreign imports.
The incredible move came as Chinese authorities saw the danger in mega-money signings, preferring instead to focus on encouraging home-grown youth.