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# csl - Friday 31 January, 2020

Man United sign former Watford striker Ighalo on loan from Chinese Super League club
# Surprise
# Surprise

Man United sign former Watford striker Ighalo on loan from Chinese Super League club

Jan 31st 2020, 11:18 PM 13,764 Views 68 Comments

The Red Devils are bringing in the 30-year-old on loan from Shanghai Shenhua as cover for the injured Marcus Rashford.

Carrasco re-joins out-of-sorts Atletico ahead of Real and Liverpool games
# Second Stint
# Second Stint

Carrasco re-joins out-of-sorts Atletico ahead of Real and Liverpool games

Jan 31st 2020, 2:41 PM 6,612 Views 3 Comments

Diego Simeone has not ruled out further deadline-day arrivals, with Edison Cavani a target.

# csl - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Former Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli forward ready to call time on career
# Exit Plan
# Exit Plan

Former Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli forward ready to call time on career

Nov 27th 2019, 10:50 PM 10,089 Views 1 Comment

Ezequiel Lavezzi is out of contract with Hebei China Fortune next month.

# csl - Sunday 28 July, 2019

Real Madrid block Bale China move over fee
# Not So Fast
# Not So Fast

Real Madrid block Bale China move over fee

Jul 28th 2019, 3:12 PM 18,830 Views 16 Comments

The Welshman will be staying at the Santiago Bernabeu for the forseeable future.

# csl - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Ashley accuses Benitez of taking 'the soft option' by leaving Newcastle for China
# Acrimonious
# Acrimonious

Ashley accuses Benitez of taking 'the soft option' by leaving Newcastle for China

Jul 27th 2019, 11:35 AM 7,006 Views 17 Comments

Ex-Real Madrid and Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez has taken over as manager of Dalian Yifang.

# csl - Thursday 11 July, 2019

'They do not train with me' - Arnautovic hits back at media following China switch
# Parting Shot
# Parting Shot

'They do not train with me' - Arnautovic hits back at media following China switch

Jul 11th 2019, 4:04 PM 11,986 Views 6 Comments

New Shanghai SIPG signing believes his commitment to West Ham has been unfairly portrayed by the media.

# csl - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Benitez touched by 'kindness and respect' as he enjoys life after Newcastle
# Rafa
# Rafa

Benitez touched by 'kindness and respect' as he enjoys life after Newcastle

Jul 10th 2019, 9:54 AM 5,279 Views 4 Comments

The Spaniard got off to a winning start in charge of Dalian Yifang in China.

# csl - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Perez: Ramos can't leave Madrid for China on free transfer
# Wantaway
# Wantaway

Perez: Ramos can't leave Madrid for China on free transfer

May 28th 2019, 3:02 PM 8,011 Views 15 Comments

The Real Madrid president confirmed that the Spanish defender wants to leave the Santiago Bernabéu.

# csl - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Fomer AC Milan and Chelsea attacker returns home
# Transfer News
# Transfer News

Fomer AC Milan and Chelsea attacker returns home

Mar 28th 2019, 3:46 PM 15,009 Views 10 Comments

After spending the last two seasons in China with Tianjin Tianhai, Alexandre Pato has joined Sao Paulo.

# csl - Friday 8 March, 2019

Fellaini calls time on international career to 'allow next generation continue success'
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

Fellaini calls time on international career to 'allow next generation continue success'

Mar 8th 2019, 9:18 AM 3,326 Views 1 Comment

After 87 caps and 18 goals, the former Man United midfielder has called time on his Belgium career.

# csl - Friday 25 January, 2019

Arnautovic ends speculation over future by turning down 'tempting' Chinese offer
# Forever Blowing Bubbles
# Forever Blowing Bubbles

Arnautovic ends speculation over future by turning down 'tempting' Chinese offer

Jan 25th 2019, 8:31 PM 4,644 Views 1 Comment

The Austrian says he is committed to West Ham.

# csl - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Ex-Wales boss Coleman accepts job in China after sacking from relegated Sunderland
# Birthday Present
# Birthday Present

Ex-Wales boss Coleman accepts job in China after sacking from relegated Sunderland

Jun 10th 2018, 4:43 PM 5,694 Views 14 Comments

The former Fulham manager has agreed to replace Manuel Pellegrini by taking over at Hebei China Fortune.

# csl - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Napoli 'refused' €50 million Man City bid for star midfielder
# Transfer News
# Transfer News

Napoli 'refused' €50 million Man City bid for star midfielder

Jun 2nd 2018, 4:32 PM 6,528 Views 0 Comments

Aurelio De Laurentiis says he turned down an approach from the reigning Premier League champions for Jorginho.

# csl - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

'He spat at a girl' - Fellaini hits back at Carragher criticism
# Lecture
# Lecture

'He spat at a girl' - Fellaini hits back at Carragher criticism

May 2nd 2018, 8:22 PM 17,567 Views 20 Comments

The Manchester United midfielder took a swipe at the ex-Liverpool star in an interview with Sport/Voetbal.

'I wouldn't have a problem with life in China': Out-of-contract Fellaini enjoying strong bargaining position
# Big Mar
# Big Mar

'I wouldn't have a problem with life in China': Out-of-contract Fellaini enjoying strong bargaining position

May 2nd 2018, 2:43 PM 5,716 Views 8 Comments

‘I had a second meeting (with Manchester United), but I won’t ask 10 times…’

# csl - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

Boyhood club Boca shut down claims of imminent Tevez return from China
# Say Nothing
# Say Nothing

Boyhood club Boca shut down claims of imminent Tevez return from China

Dec 19th 2017, 8:25 AM 2,860 Views 1 Comment

The Argentine side say they are ‘oblivious to any negotiation’ that may exist between Tevez and Shanghai Shenhua over his contract.

# csl - Saturday 7 October, 2017

Ex-Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho given seven-month prison sentence for tax fraud
# Tax Fraud
# Tax Fraud

Ex-Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho given seven-month prison sentence for tax fraud

Oct 7th 2017, 12:12 PM 10,773 Views 5 Comments

The Shanghai SIPG defender has received a prison sentence in Spain after pleading guilty to tax crimes, but is unlikely to go behind bars.

# csl - Thursday 21 September, 2017

'Even in 50 years, China won't be able to compete': Tevez blasts level of Chinese football
# Taking A Swipe
# Taking A Swipe

'Even in 50 years, China won't be able to compete': Tevez blasts level of Chinese football

Sep 21st 2017, 8:13 PM 9,531 Views 12 Comments

‘Chinese players are not technically skilled, they are not good,’ the Shanghai Shenhua striker said.

# csl - Monday 3 July, 2017

Roger Schmidt, the man who brought Jim McGuinness to China, persuaded to move 6 months early
# Chinese Whispers
# Chinese Whispers

Roger Schmidt, the man who brought Jim McGuinness to China, persuaded to move 6 months early

Jul 3rd 2017, 9:58 PM 12,516 Views 9 Comments

The unlikely duo arrive in Beijing midway through the Chinese season.

# csl - Thursday 25 May, 2017

Chinese FA cracks down on soaring transfer fees to place Diego Costa's big money move in doubt
# Special Fee
# Special Fee

Chinese FA cracks down on soaring transfer fees to place Diego Costa's big money move in doubt

May 25th 2017, 10:01 AM 3,897 Views 4 Comments

Diego Costa’s potential move to the CSL has hit a snag following new rules introduced by the CFA.

# csl - Sunday 16 April, 2017

Injured Carlos Tevez went to Disneyland instead of a club game and the fans were not happy
# GOT NO FANS
# GOT NO FANS

Injured Carlos Tevez went to Disneyland instead of a club game and the fans were not happy

Apr 16th 2017, 2:47 PM 9,550 Views 7 Comments

The striker, who sat out Saturday’s clash with Changchun Yatai with a reported calf problem, was pictured at the resort on the same day

# csl - Thursday 23 February, 2017

'Happiness more important than money' - AC Milan star rejects €12 million-a-year China approach
# Transfer News
# Transfer News

'Happiness more important than money' - AC Milan star rejects €12 million-a-year China approach

Feb 23rd 2017, 11:07 PM 10,799 Views 7 Comments

Carlos Bacca has turned down a massive offer from Asia with under a week to go in the Chinese Super League’s transfer window.

'Going to China? Madness' – Keane urges Rooney to stay in Europe
# Friendly Advice
# Friendly Advice

'Going to China? Madness' – Keane urges Rooney to stay in Europe

Feb 23rd 2017, 8:49 AM 8,096 Views 30 Comments

Manchester United’s skipper has been linked with a move to the Far East, but his former team-mate feels he still has a lot to offer.

# csl - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Watford star moves to China in €23 million deal
# Transfer News
# Transfer News

Watford star moves to China in €23 million deal

Jan 31st 2017, 7:40 PM 9,876 Views 13 Comments

Nigeria international Odion Ighalo has become the latest player to move to the Chinese Super League, joining Changchun Yatai.

# csl - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Chinese FA changes limit on Super League foreign players - reports
# Quota
# Quota

Chinese FA changes limit on Super League foreign players - reports

Jan 15th 2017, 5:02 PM 13,563 Views 4 Comments

The likes of Oscar and Carlos Tevez are set to be among only three foreign players in their CSL starting XIs under reported new CFA rules.

# csl - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

'Chinese Super League can rival Premier League'
# Claim
# Claim

'Chinese Super League can rival Premier League'

Jan 11th 2017, 11:31 AM 5,473 Views 11 Comments

Oscar feels the country’s football standard will only get better with further investment.

# csl - Sunday 8 January, 2017

Mihajlovic says China wages gave him 'sleepless nights'
# Temptation
# Temptation

Mihajlovic says China wages gave him 'sleepless nights'

Jan 8th 2017, 6:00 AM 11,169 Views 2 Comments

Sinisa Mihajlovic has turned down the chance to join the Chinese Super League, despite receiving a lucrative approach.

# csl - Friday 6 January, 2017

Another Chelsea player is making a lucrative move to China
# Transfer News
# Transfer News

Another Chelsea player is making a lucrative move to China

Jan 6th 2017, 9:22 AM 10,432 Views 14 Comments

John Obi Mikel is set to follow in the footsteps of former teammates Oscar and Ramires.

# csl - Monday 2 January, 2017

Belgian star Witsel opts for China over Juventus in 'very difficult decision'
# Big Bucks
# Big Bucks

Belgian star Witsel opts for China over Juventus in 'very difficult decision'

Jan 2nd 2017, 10:50 AM 15,429 Views 29 Comments

Axel Witsel had looked likely to join the Italian champs but will now become the latest recruit to be lured to China.

# csl - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Carroll unsure where China speculation came from
# Eastern Promise
# Eastern Promise

Carroll unsure where China speculation came from

Jan 1st 2017, 12:11 PM 4,488 Views 2 Comments

The West Ham forward feels “happy and settled” at the club, with talk of a move to China not on his radar..

# csl - Friday 30 December, 2016

Big Sam says he rejected big-money offer from China
# Chinese Whispers
# Chinese Whispers

Big Sam says he rejected big-money offer from China

Dec 30th 2016, 7:38 PM 3,647 Views 6 Comments

Sam Allardyce turned down a move to China to stay in English football, but does not think every top player or manager will do the same.

# csl - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Ronaldo subject of €300m bid from China, claims his agent
# Big Money
# Big Money

Ronaldo subject of €300m bid from China, claims his agent

Dec 29th 2016, 11:53 PM 7,944 Views 15 Comments

Real Madrid received the offer for the Portuguese from a Chinese team, Jorge Mendes says.

# csl - Friday 23 December, 2016

Oscar set to earn over €470,000 a week after agreeing move to China
# And The Oscar Goes To...
# And The Oscar Goes To...

Oscar set to earn over €470,000 a week after agreeing move to China

Dec 23rd 2016, 9:12 AM 6,192 Views 18 Comments

Oscar’s transfer from Chelsea to Shanghai SIPG has been confirmed, with the Chinese club reportedly set to pay a €60million transfer fee.

# csl - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

Mourinho ready for long-term Man United stay amid new contract rumours
# Looking Ahead
# Looking Ahead

Mourinho ready for long-term Man United stay amid new contract rumours

Dec 21st 2016, 5:38 PM 3,869 Views 7 Comments

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has a good feeling over his prospects of a long-term stay at Old Trafford.

# csl - Friday 4 November, 2016

Former Chelsea boss to earn £11m a year replacing Sven-Goran Eriksson in China
# Money Talks
# Money Talks

Former Chelsea boss to earn £11m a year replacing Sven-Goran Eriksson in China

Nov 4th 2016, 8:34 AM 7,450 Views 3 Comments

Andre Villas-Boas has replaced Eriksson as coach of Shanghai SIPG.

# csl - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

Premier League boss fears exodus to China is just beginning
# That's Howe For Now
# That's Howe For Now

Premier League boss fears exodus to China is just beginning

Feb 17th 2016, 1:42 PM 7,229 Views 10 Comments

Eddie Howe believes English clubs may struggle to recruit the world’s top players in coming years.

Lavezzi quits PSG for Hebei China Fortune
# Bon Voyage
# Bon Voyage

Lavezzi quits PSG for Hebei China Fortune

Feb 17th 2016, 10:35 AM 8,860 Views 8 Comments

Ezequiel Lavezzi has joined Gervinho in Qinhuangdao.

# csl - Friday 12 February, 2016

Rooney a target for Chinese clubs, says Eriksson
# Eastbound And Down
# Eastbound And Down

Rooney a target for Chinese clubs, says Eriksson

Feb 12th 2016, 8:46 AM 4,509 Views 15 Comments

Jackson Martinez, Alex Teixeira, Ramires and Gervinho have moved to China and Wayne Rooney could follow.

# csl - Monday 12 November, 2012

Eastern promise for Frank Lampard as Chinese club confirm transfer talks
# Exit
# Exit

Eastern promise for Frank Lampard as Chinese club confirm transfer talks

Nov 12th 2012, 12:58 PM 1,123 Views 0 Comments

Far East outfit Guizhou Renhe say they are in contract discussions with the England international.

# csl - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Didier Drogba link to Barcelona 'complete nonsense' according to club president Sandro Rosell
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

Didier Drogba link to Barcelona 'complete nonsense' according to club president Sandro Rosell

Jun 26th 2012, 8:00 PM 475 Views 0 Comments

The Chelsea legend is off to China afterall.