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Wayne Rooney not leaving for China and other sport stories

Wayne Rooney. Image: @ManUtd

Wayne Rooney. Image: @ManUtd

Wayne Rooney has offers to go to China but will not be leaving Manchester United before the Chinese Transfer Window

Rooney’s advisers have been approached by several Chinese Super League (CSL) clubs including Chinese Champions Guangjhou Evergrande, who are managed by Brazillain Felipe Scolari

The interested clubs were willing to make him the best payed player in the world, offering a staggering £750,000 a week salary.

Speculation intensified after Jose Mourinho failed to guarantee Rooney would stay at Manchester United till the end of the season.

Rooney has 18 months left on his Manchester United contract, although the club have the option to extend it by another year.

Liverpool have announced their plan to leave their Melwood training ground.

The Club are keen to redevelop the Kirby site, ending their stay at Melwood which began in the 1950s.

Boss Jurgen Klopp revealed last summer that he hoped to bring the academy closer to the first team – Melwood and the Kirby complex are five miles apart.

The total cost of the project, which has been agreed with the local council, is an estimated £50 million, with the Melwood land being sold and turned into 160 family homes.

The revamped complex will be designed by KSS, a London based architects who worked on the Olympic Stadium, Twickenham, Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge and Tottenham’s new training complex.

Leicester will look to put their relegation fears aside when they travel to Spain to face Sevilla in the last 16 of the Champions League tonight.

The champions have lost four of their last five games in all competitions and now Vardy and co will aim to have a fiesta as they enter the arena to tame the Toro that is Sevilla FC.

This will be a monumental task for Leicester City – against a side which has won the Europa League for three consecutive seasons.

Sevilla are on a great run of form and sit third in La Liga, just three points behind Real Madrid. Their shocking title chase has prompted their head coach Jorge Sampaoli to be linked to the FC Barcelona job this week.

Big money summer signing Islam Slimani remains out for Leicester as he struggles to overcome a groin injury, leaving Shinji Okazaki and Jamie Vardy to start upfront.

George North is set to return to the Wales starting line-up for Saturday’s Six Nations clash with Scotland at Murrayfield.

North, scorer of 28 tries in 66 tests, was hurt during Wales’ Six Nations operner against Italy.

The winger missed the 21-16 defeat to England with a dead leg but he is restored to the right wing with Alex Cuthbert, who deputised in Cardiff, dropping out of the squad.

It is the only change following the England defeat, with Wales coach Rob Howley retaining a back row of Sam Warburton, Justin Tipuric and Ross Moriarty, with 63-cap No 8 Taulupe Faletau again on the bench.

Despite the England defeat, Wales remain in Six nations contention as they head to Edinburgh aiming for a 10th successive victory over Scotland.

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