Chinese-bound Alex Teixeira becomes one of the highest paid players in the world

As reported earlier on Thursday, Liverpool and Chelsea target Alex Texeira will join Jiangsu Suning of the Chinese Super League. According to Calciomercato, and confirmed by Sky Sports on Twitter, the Chinese club will pay an Asian record £38 million for the Brazilian. The record was broken only recently when Atletico’s Jackson Martinez moved to Chinese champions Guaghzuo Evergrande on a £32 million deal. Like Martinez, Teixeira will become one of the highest paid football players in the world, coming in at a joint tenth place with Kevin De Bruyne, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Edinson…

Read More

Chelsea hit snag in deal to sign Zhang Linpeng: Blues must give Chinese defender regular game time

Chelsea’s deal to sign Guangzhou Evergrande star Zhang Linpeng has hit a bump in the road after they were told that they would not be able to bring him on board unless they can give him regular game time, the Daily Express reports. The Chinese international told the press in his homeland earlier this week that a deal to take him to England is in place before speaking of his excitement at heading to Stamford Bridge. “I am very happy and very excited to finally have this formal invitation,” he…

Read More

‘Chinese Sergio Ramos’ tells reporters he’s set to sign for Chelsea

Chelsea could be about to sign Chinese international defender Zhang Linpeng after Reuters reported that he told press that he’s on his way to Stamford Bridge. The 26-year-old, who has 44 caps for the Chinese national side to his name, can play either in the heart of defence or at right-back, and helped Guangzhou Evergrande to four straight Chinese Super League titles, as well as the 2013 AFC Champions League. And according to Chinese publication Titan24, he has revealed that he is set to join Chelsea initially on loan as the report suggests…

Read More