The Chinese Super League are preparing a staggering £800,000 a week wage package to lure top English footballers from the Premier league.
The Chinese plan to increase their league’s credibility through adding England’s finest emerging stars.
Wayne Rooney and John Terry, both in their 30’s remain as Chinese Super League targets. Mikel made his way to Chinese club Tianjin TEDA from Chelsea after spending a decade in the Premier league.
Fellow midfielder Oscar, 25, had already left Stamford Bridge to sign for Shanghai SIPG, where he is under the management of another ex-Chelsea man, Andre Villas-Boas.
Carlos Tevez, 32, joined Shanghai Shenhua from Boca Juniors last week in a deal worth £600,000 a week.