Real Madrid center-back Pepe is set to be offered a bumper contract from a Chinese Super League club.
Pepe is in the last year of his current contract and no new deal is on cards as of yet.
The Portugal International has been at the club since 2007 and the last talks for a contract renewal broke down over salary issues.
Spanish newspaper Marca has reported that the 33-year-old is a target for a CSL club.
It has been reported that the Portuguese will be offered double the wages on his current contract.
Pepe’s contract tussle has put many a Chinese clubs on alert – with one particular club willing to offer him double the salary that he is earning at Real Madrid.
The controversial defender has been a loyal servant to the club and a replacement in the short-term would be hard to find for him.
Pepe becomes the latest player to receive a bumper offer from China after PSG’s winger Angel Di Maria was also approached by an unknown CSL club.
Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has also received a £700k-a-week offer from Chinese sides Beijing Guoan and Guangzhou Evergrande.