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Diego Costa Has Signed Precontract For Chinese Club [Report]

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 25: Diego Costa of Chelsea is watched by Maya Yoshida of Southampton during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Southampton at Stamford Bridge on April 25, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Diego Costa has reportedly signed a precontract with Chinese Club Tianjin Quanjin in a deal said to be worth around €90 million to Chelsea. Costa has been Chelsea’s top scorer this season, finding the net on 19 occasions in the Premier League. In recent times there have been many rumblings of Costa’s discontent, however. And Cadena Ser now claim that Costa and his …

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New Chinese Super League Rules Set To Limit Foreign Player Numbers

SHANGHAI, CHINA - JANUARY 03: (L - R) Hulk, Elkeson and Oscar of Shanghai SIPG pose for photos at Pudong International Airport prior to their team's departure to the Doha training camp on January 3, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

According to a report from the AFP, teams in the Chinese Super League will only be able to play a limited number of overseas players at any given time. With Chinese clubs making headlines due to big-money moves for European-based players, when the new season begins in March, teams can only have three non-Chinese players on the field at any one …

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Opinion: Footballers Swapping Europe For Chinese Super League Are Sell-Outs

SHANGHAI, CHINA - JANUARY 03: Oscar of Shanghai SIPG poses for photos with fans at Pudong International Airport prior to his team's departure to the Doha training camp on January 3, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

The Chinese Super League is, you may have noticed, on a rampage. Various market forces have combined to render previous Asian transfer records antiquated, and have even transpired to make Carlos Tevez the highest paid footballer on the planet. The Asian transfer record has been broken four times in the last year, and contrasts are repeatedly drawn between football’s current …

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These Ludicrous Wages May Tempt Manchester United’s Rooney To China

WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 17: Wayne Rooney of Manchester United looks on during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United at The Hawthorns on December 17, 2016 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

A common theme these last few transfer windows has been the increase in high profile players based in Europe swapping the riches of this continent for China. The most recent move of note was of course Oscar’s £60 million transfer from Chelsea to Chinese Super League outfit Shanghai SIPG, where the Brazil international is set to pocket an eye-watering £400,000-a-week in …

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[VIDEO] Warning GRAPHIC: Demba Ba Suffers Horrific Leg Break

The football side of Twitter went into absolute meltdown on Sunday for a not-so-good reason. Former Newcastle and Chelsea player Demba Ba broke his leg while playing in China and the images and video of the incident are not for the faint hearted.  Legs, simply, are not meant to bend like that and this particular injury looks absolutely horrific. Ba was playing for Shanghai …

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Arsenal And Chelsea Have Chinese Competition For N’Golo Kante

Ngolo Kante

Chinese club Shanghai SIPG have offered Leicester City £35m for N’Golo Kante, who has starred for France during this summer’s European Championships, according to the Mirror. Kante, 25, has been subjected to much interest from Arsenal, Chelsea and Real Madrid but Sven Goran Eriksson’s side seem determined to sign one of the finest performers in England last season. Leicester are …

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China’s Spending Spree Continues As Argentine Attacker Leaves Europe

PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 15: Ezequiel Lavezzi of PSG tackles Jordi Alba of Barcelona during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final First Leg match between Paris Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona at Parc des Princes on April 15, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Over the last two decades the influx of broadcasting and sponsorship money has driven the transfer and wage figures up to ludicrous heights. But no matter how big these figures were, one could always justify them somewhat. If the clubs are generating more money it makes sense for transfer fees and wages to reflect this. That’s basic economics. However, the …

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Liverpool Receive Bad News In Their Pursuit Of Brazilian Attacker

VIENNA, AUSTRIA - AUGUST 19: Alex Teixeira of Donetsk controls the ball during the UEFA Champions League: Qualifying Round Play Off First Leg match between SK Rapid Vienna and FC Shakhtar Donetsk on August 19, 2015 in Vienna, Austria.

Fresh from their inept performance against Leicester in midweek, it now appears that Liverpool are in for another dose of disappointment. A story that began to circulate on the gossip pages on Wednesday has since gathered some traction, and now it seems that January target Alex Teixeira could be set to sign for Chinese club Jiangsu Suning. Jiangsu recently signed midfielder …

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The Stat That Shows How Chinese Football Dominated The Transfer Window

The transfer window across Europe may have been a bit quiet generally (bar Newcastle who went a bit mental), but in China it seems the keys to the safe have been found, with a number of high-profile deals taking place. Atlético Madrid’s Jackson Martínez became the latest player to depart for the far east when his €42million transfer to Guangzhou Evergrande …

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Portuguese League Receives Chinese Sponsorship, With One Condition

PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 15: Portugal fans enjoy the atmosphere ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Group G match between Ivory Coast and Portugal at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on June 15, 2010 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

It was announced earlier this week that Chinese multinatinal Ledman Optoelectronic is to sponsor the Segunda Liga, the second tier of professional football in Portugal. However, in a bizarre twist it has been revealed that the sponsorship deal has a clause which will see it become mandatory that ten teams will have a Chinese player in their side. Portgual correspondent …

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