Manchester United superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic could have earned a staggering salary had he accepted a move to China last year.
The hitman opted to follow Jose Mourinho to Old Trafford after his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expired.
However, the highly-decorated 35-year-old hitman had the chance for a huge financial boost at the end of his career.
Ibrahimovic has previously stated he snubbed the Chinese Super League to finally join the Premier League with United.
But according to The Telegraph, a world-record contract offer was on the table from China worth £60million a year (tax-free), with the salary almost double the £615,000 a week (£32m a year) Shanghai Shenhua are paying Carlos Tevez.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Asmir Begovic, Lucas Perez and Joe Hart all feature in our Transfer News
Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic insists he has no issues with Antonio Conte blocking his January exit.
The former Stoke shot-stopper was all set to join Bournemouth in a £10m deal but the Blues failed to land a replacement.
As a result, the Bosnia international has had to continue at Stamford Bridge and contend with being back-up to Thibaut Courtois in Chelsea’s title pursuit.
But Begovic told the Evening Standard: “It’s no problem. "I’ve been around the block so I have experience. If the club count on me and want me to stay here, I will stay and that was obviously the case [last month].
“I’m happy with that and hopefully I will lift a couple of trophies at the end of the season.”
Asmir Begovic is happy continuing as Thibaut Courtois' back-up at Chelsea for now
Arsenal's FA Cup player ratings against Sutton United
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Express Sport brings you Arsenal's player ratings from their FA Cup clash with non-league side Sutton United
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David Ospina – 6.5
Yes, [Lucas] is pushing on the door but I have many strikers
Arsene Wenger wants to give Lucas Perez more minutes amid claims from his agent to player is unhappy.
The £17m summer signing from Deportivo La Coruna has been marginalised but did start and score in last night’s 2-0 FA Cup triumph at Sutton.
And after the tie, Wenger discussed the forward’s position and situation at Arsenal.
“Yes, he is pushing on the door but I have many strikers,” Wenger said. “I have Giroud, Welbeck, Walcott, Alexis and Lucas.
“It is true that he deserves a go because he scores goals and is a good player.”
Arsene Wenger gave Lucas Perez a rare start at Sutton as Arsenal won 2-0
Joe Hart will be allowed to leave Manchester City for one of their title rivals this summer, according to The Times.
The England goalkeeper will return to the Etihad at the end of the season when his loan spell with Serie A side Torino ends.
But Pep Guardiola is keen to move him on and is pushing for at least £20m.
Jurgen Klopp’s keepers Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius have failed to impress this term, meaning Hart could be pursued with the opportunity there to sign him.