Former Manchester United and Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao has turned down three big-money offers to move to China.
The Colombian, now back playing in French football with Monaco, says he snubbed the opportunities because he wants to win silverware with his current club.
China has emerged as a super-power in the world transfer market, with its clubs spending vast sums to recruit big-name players, mostly from European sides.
“It’s not easy to refuse this offer,” Falcao said. “I’ve already said no three times about going over there.
“And I believe that it’s also not easy for the club, who have turned down a lot of money.
“But I feel something in my body, it’s important for my career and for the team to be here. I want to win with Monaco. I want to show that I’m at 100 per cent.”