Man United’s Dalot visits ‘Miracle Doctor’ in China

Injured Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot has been having treatment at Chinese club Shanghai SIPG under a Brazilian physio known as the “Miracle Doctor”. The 20-year-old Portuguese right-back is yet to feature this season and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said…

Brazil-born Elkeson included in China squad in landmark move

Brazil-born striker Elkeson is in line to become the first player without Chinese heritage to represent China after the country’s football authorities registered him for Asia’s World Cup qualifying tournament next month. The Asian Football Confederation announced Elkeson’s inclusion in…

Real Madrid block Bale China move over fee – source

Gareth Bale’s move to Chinese side Jiangsu Suning collapsed on Sunday after Real Madrid cancelled the proposed deal due to wrangling over the fee, a source told AFP. Bale, 30, who has been in the Spanish capital since 2013, was…

Yaya joins second-tier Chinese club Qingdao Huanghai

Former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has sealed a deal to join second-tier Chinese club Qingdao Huanghai, the player and the club have announced. The 36-year-old former Ivory Coast international and four-time African footballer of the year had…

Benitez begins ‘new project’ at China’s Dalian Yifang

Rafa Benitez has been unveiled as the new head coach of Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang, with the former Newcastle United and Liverpool boss replacing Choi Kang-hee at the helm. Benitez, who left Premier League side Newcastle after failing…

Infantino says Fifa would welcome China bid for 2030 World Cup

Fifa president Gianni Infantino said on Wednesday he would welcome a Chinese bid to stage the 2030 World Cup after the country was named to host the Asian Cup in 2023. Qatar will host the 2022 finals, before a joint…

Ramos asked to leave Madrid for free to go to China – Perez

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos asked to leave to join a team in China on a free transfer, club president Florentino Perez has said, adding that he turned down the defender’s request. “They (Ramos and his agent) came to see…

Yaya Toure on trial at second-tier Chinese club

Former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has landed in China on a trial with second-tier Qingdao Huanghai, the club said on Friday. The 36-year-old has been without a team since December after an unsuccessful three-month spell at Olympiakos…

Frank Acheampong extends Tianjin Teda contract

Ghana’s Frank Acheampong has signed a new contract with Tianjin Teda to continue his association with the Chinese Super League outfit. The winger arrived at the Teda Football Stadium club on an initial four-month loan from RSC Anderlecht in summer…

Richmond Boakye rejoins Red Star

Richmond Boakye has returned to Red Star Belgrade just six months after moving to Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning. The striker, 25, had joined Fabio Capello’s side until 2021 where he scored three goals in 15 matches. But on transfer deadline…

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