​James Rodriguez has turned down the chance to join a team from the Chinese Super League and earn 10 times his current Real Madrid salary in the process, according to reports in Spanish newspaper ​AS.

The Colombia international has been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu this month, having fallen out of favour for much of the season so far. 

Representatives from Hebei Fortune - who are managed by former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini - reportedly met with Madrid's club president, Florentino Perez, during the Globe Soccer awards back in December to discuss a possible transfer. 

The Chinese club are understood to have offered a final bid of £95m to Los Blancos for Rodriguez's services and in the meantime, were also willing to pay the player a whopping £500k-a-week, which would have made him the second highest paid footballer in the world. 


Despite his high-profile, the winger only earns £58k-per-week at Madrid, but has turned down the chance to move to the Far East and appears set to stay at the Bernabeu and fight for a place in the first-team. 

Rodriguez has been linked with a host of club's over the last month and having initially offered £63m for him, Hebei Fortune chose to up their initial bid for the Colombian star, as rumours suggested that former side Monaco were also interested in signing the player. 

The Madrid number 10 came on at half-time during his side's recent 5-0 victory over Granada and is likely to start in their Copa del Rey second leg match with Sevilla on Thursday evening.