Shanghai Shenhua are preparing to make a stunning move for Wayne Rooney .

The Chinese Super League club will offer Manchester United captain Rooney a staggering £500,000-a-week to reunite with former Old Trafford strike partner Carlos Tevez in the Far East this summer.

Shenhua’s manager, former Sunderland boss Gus Poyet, will pull out all the stops to persuade the 31-year-old to move to a nation that is evolving as football’s new financial superpower.

The England captain’s contract runs until 2019 at Old Trafford, and he would cost around £20million.