José Fonte has agreed a £4.3 million move from West Ham United to Dalian Yifang, the Chinese Super League club, and is likely to earn about £120,000 a week after tax. Fonte, 34, will sign a two-year contract next week.

Fonte has not played for West Ham since October because of an ankle injury and in the interim was angered by David Sullivan, the West Ham joint chairman, saying that his children had begged him not to sign the defender. He had 17 months left on his £70,000-a-week West Ham contract.