Mario Mandzukic Turns Down Crazy Offer From China To Remain At Juventus

So many elite-level- players have succumbed to the mega wage-packets the Chinese Super League has to offer but it seems Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic isn't interested.

The Croatian has reportedly rejected a huge offer from Dalian Yifang, who are owned by Wanda Group, part owners in Atletico Madrid.

Atletico forwards Nico Gaitan and Yannick Carrasco were unable to say no to the lure of China, much like a slew of household names have before, but Panorama and Corriere di Torino say Mandzukic has rejected an offer that would have seen him earn 10 million euros per year in the Far East.

Sport Mediaset say that Mandzukic is perfectly happy with Serie A champions Juventus and wants to extend his contract at the Allianz Stadium.

The former Bayern Munich and VFL Wolfsburg made the move to Turin in 2015 and has become a huge with the Bianconeri faithfuls, scoring 43 goals and winning three consecutive Scudettos.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Juve are on course to continue their domestic dominance with another title this season. Mandzukic has eight goals and four assists in the league this season and shows no signs of slowing down despite approaching his 33rd birthday in a few months.

Dalian Yifang thought they had wrapped up a deal for Napoli captain Marek Hamsik but the transfer has now been 'suspended' due to financial reasons.

The move could still come to fruition, however, as the transfer window in China is open until the end of this month.

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