Rafael Benitez is reportedly targeting a move for striker Salomon Rondon to try and entice him to China.Benitez brought Rondon on loan to Newcastle last season from West Brom and the Spaniard is thought to have consistently pushed to sign him on a permanent basis. Owner Mike Ashley is believed to have been reluctant to spend money on a player who is rapidly approaching 30.The Baggies are keen to offload the Venezuelan as they cannot afford to keep him, with West Ham rumoured to be interested along with the Magpies.Benitez was recently named as manager of Chinese side Dalian Yifang after allowing his contract to expire with Newcastle. Lampard appears to aim dig at Mourinho for handling of Salah and De Bruyne at Chelsea The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star deals Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:15Loaded: 7.35%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:15 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen TROPHY punished Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ boost Getty Images – Getty Danny Murphy comments on Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle exit The Mail Online reports that Benitez wants Rondon to join him in China and West Brom are willing to strike a deal.The new Dalian boss, who will earn an estimated £12million-a-year, sees the Venezuela international as the ideal centre-forward to build his team around.The striker scored 12 times for Newcastle last season and was a popular player with the fans. LATEST JIBE Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa latest Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 1 REVEALED Solskjaer gives Pogba fitness update and calls him world’s best all-round midfielder Rafael Benitez is reportedly earning £12m a year to manage in China Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January West Brom signed Rondon from Zenit St Petersburg in 2014 for a club record fee of £12million.He has also had spells playing for Rubin Kazan and Malaga before heading to the Premier League.