Speaking at his pre-match press conference today ahead of the match against Liverpool, the Frenchman said he wanted to focus on matters on the pitch rather than off it, although he did not deny that the offer had been made. He is quoted by Sky Sports when asked about the China offer as saying:
“This [press] conference is about the game at Liverpool not about my own future and what I turned down or [did] not turn down.”
The Telegraph reported on Tuesday that Wenger had rejected the approach from the Far East, and is still deciding whether to sign a two year contract extension worth substantially less at £10m a year.
At the press conference today, Wenger also denied that he would be interested in taking over at Barcelona after current head coach Luis Enrique announced his intention to leave the Camp Nou at the end of the season.