But Guangzhou have fended off competition from the Premier League to secure his services till 2018.
Jose has already discussed his happiness with his attacking options and insisted his investments will focus on his midfield and defence.
And according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Manchester United have continued to keep tabs on Sandro and are closely following developments surrounding him in Turin.
Fellaini, 30, is set to become a free agent in the summer transfer market after rejecting several contract offers from Manchester United, and that has seen him being linked with a move to Arsenal, with other foreign clubs credited with an interest as well. "I think that's very good for players, it's important and you improve a lot day-by-day".
Marouane Fellaini still has a contract offer on the table from Manchester United, the Premier League have confirmed. Alexis Sanchez is expected to shake off the cobwebs and rediscover his best form from the get go in August while defender Eric Bailly, comfortably United's best centre-half, who missed a big chunk of last season to injuries, will be keenly watched as his stock promises to go up with time and experience. They want him and they want him to play.
In another low-key purchase, United have also made the acquisition of Portuguese left-back Diogo Dalot, the 19-year old full-back from the famous academy of FC Porto.
However, one man who would be happy with this signing is Robert Pires.
The Manchester United striker insisted he has a good relationship with Red Devils boss Mourinho.