Arsene Wenger is prepared to reject a mega pay-day in China to stay among Europe’s elite if he leaves Arsenal this summer.
As revealed by Sportsmail last week, Wenger is giving serious consideration to his future after watching his side’s season implode once again.
The uncertainty surrounding the Frenchman’s future has alerted a host of clubs across the world to his potential availability.
The Chinese Super League have already made discrete overtures about adding Wenger to their high-profile roster of managers that already includes Manuel Pellegrini, Luiz Felipe Scolari and Andre Villas-Boas.
Similarly, Wenger, whose current deal expires at the end of the season, is also attracting interest from cash-rich clubs in the Middle East.
Any move to China or the Middle East would see Wenger offered deals worth considerably more than the £8million-per-year he already earns at the Emirates Stadium.