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Chinese Super League stint a holiday – Tevez

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Buenos Aires (AFP) – Argentinian striker Carlos Tevez described his time at Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua as a “holiday”, after returning to boyhood club Boca Juniors for a third spell last week.

The 33-year-old was widely criticised in China as he struggled for form after Shenhua reportedly made him the world’s highest-paid player on a weekly salary of 730,000 euros ($899,000).

Chinese Super League stint a holiday – Tevez

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Buenos Aires (AFP) – Argentinian striker Carlos Tevez described his time at Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua as a “holiday”, after returning to boyhood club Boca Juniors for a third spell last week.

The 33-year-old was widely criticised in China as he struggled for form after Shenhua reportedly made him the world’s highest-paid player on a weekly salary of 730,000 euros ($899,000).

Shanghai Shenhua snare Real Madrid doctor, German coach

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Shanghai (AFP) – Chinese FA Cup winners Shanghai Shenhua shrugged off their disappointment over Carlos Tevez’s disappointing stint to pluck a doctor from Real Madrid and a German assistant coach formerly with Bayern Munich.

Argentine striker Tevez quit Shenhua earlier this month for a return to Boca Juniors following a turbulent year, but the Chinese side appear keen to keep adding to their foreign contingent.

Shanghai Shenhua snare Real Madrid doctor, German coach

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Shanghai (AFP) – Chinese FA Cup winners Shanghai Shenhua shrugged off their disappointment over Carlos Tevez’s disappointing stint to pluck a doctor from Real Madrid and a German assistant coach formerly with Bayern Munich.

Argentine striker Tevez quit Shenhua earlier this month for a return to Boca Juniors following a turbulent year, but the Chinese side appear keen to keep adding to their foreign contingent.

Chinese FA warns clubs over Aubameyang ‘bidding war’

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Shanghai (AFP) – China’s football association (CFA) warned Tuesday that it was watching closely and would punish teams who flout its transfer rules, following reports two clubs are battling to sign striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Chinese Super League (CSL) champions Guangzhou Evergrande are reportedly prepared to pay at least 70 million euros for the Borussia Dortmund predator, trumping an offer by rivals Beijing Guoan.

Chinese FA warns clubs over Aubameyang ‘bidding war’

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Shanghai (AFP) – China’s football association (CFA) warned Tuesday that it was watching closely and would punish teams who flout its transfer rules, following reports two clubs are battling to sign striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Chinese Super League (CSL) champions Guangzhou Evergrande are reportedly prepared to pay at least 70 million euros for the Borussia Dortmund predator, trumping an offer by rivals Beijing Guoan.

Chinese teams chase big-money Aubameyang – reports

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Shanghai (AFP) – At least two Chinese sides are chasing the signature of Borussia Dortmund’s prolific striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, reports in the country say, in what could be an Asian-record transfer.

The 28-year-old has been linked with a host of clubs all over Europe but he could end up in the money-rich Chinese Super League (CSL), according to the reports, with Fabio Cannavaro’s Guangzhou Evergrande said to be leading the race to snare him.

Hero to ‘very homesick boy’: how Tevez unravelled in China

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Shanghai (AFP) – Argentine star Carlos Tevez arrived in Shanghai to a hero’s welcome but sneaked out of China less than a year later and has now sealed a return to Boca Juniors.

The 33-year-old, whose former clubs include Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus, scored just four goals in the Chinese Super League and missed half the matches injured, out of form or out of shape.

Wantaway Tevez poised to end miserable China spell

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Shanghai (AFP) – Carlos Tevez looks poised to end his miserable 12-month spell in China with the Argentine former international in talks with his club Shanghai Shenhua to terminate his mammoth contract.

It would allow the forward to seal a rumoured return to Boca Juniors, the club he left to join Shenhua in January 2017 on an estimated 730,000 euros a week, some of the highest wages in football.

Wantaway Tevez poised to end miserable China spell

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Shanghai (AFP) – Carlos Tevez looks poised to end his miserable 12-month spell in China with the Argentine former international in talks with his club Shanghai Shenhua to terminate his mammoth contract.

It would allow the forward to seal a rumoured return to Boca Juniors, the club he left to join Shenhua in January 2017 on an estimated 730,000 euros a week, some of the highest wages in football.

Mascherano close to China move: reports

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano is set to move to Chinese side Hebei China Fortune in January for 10 million euros ($11.8 million), Barcelona-based daily Sport reported on Tuesday.

Mascherano, 33, has made just 10 appearances in all competitions this season as he has fallen down the pecking order under new coach Ernesto Valverde and been sidelined by a hamstring injury.

Mascherano close to China move: reports

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano is set to move to Chinese side Hebei China Fortune in January for 10 million euros ($11.8 million), Barcelona-based daily Sport reported on Tuesday.

Mascherano, 33, has made just 10 appearances in all competitions this season as he has fallen down the pecking order under new coach Ernesto Valverde and been sidelined by a hamstring injury.

New Shanghai SIPG boss Pereira vows to go one better

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Shanghai (AFP) – Vitor Pereira wants to go one better than predecessor Andre Villas-Boas by winning a title after being named coach of big-spending Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG on Tuesday.

The 49-year-old, who was once assistant to Villas-Boas at Porto, has been out of football since leaving 1860 Munich following relegation to the German third tier in May.

New Shanghai SIPG boss Pereira vows to go one better

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Shanghai (AFP) – Vitor Pereira wants to go one better than predecessor Andre Villas-Boas by winning a title after being named coach of big-spending Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG on Tuesday.

The 49-year-old, who was once assistant to Villas-Boas at Porto, has been out of football since leaving 1860 Munich following relegation to the German third tier in May.

Shanghai SIPG name Pereira as Villas-Boas successor

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Shanghai (AFP) – Shanghai SIPG on Tuesday unveiled former Porto and Fenerbahce boss Vitor Pereira as their new coach after fellow Portuguese Andre Villas-Boas left the big-spending Chinese Super League (CSL) side.

The 49-year-old Pereira, who was once assistant to Villas-Boas at Porto, has been out of football management since leaving 1860 Munich following their relegation to the third tier in May.

Ex-Portugal boss Bento named Chongqing coach

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Shanghai (AFP) – Chinese Super League (CSL) side Chongqing Lifan on Monday unveiled former Portugal coach Paulo Bento as their new manager, nine months after he was sacked by Greek side Olympiakos.

A tough-tackling defensive midfielder during his playing career, Bento replaces South Korea’s Chang Woe-Ryong at Chongqing, which finished 10th in the 16-team CSL in the season that just ended.

Magath latest big-name foreign coach to leave Chinese club

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Shanghai (AFP) – Felix Magath on Friday became the latest foreign coach in a matter of weeks to leave his post in the Chinese Super League (CSL), following Andre Villas-Boas and Luiz Felipe Scolari out the exit door.

Villas-Boas on Thursday departed as coach of Shanghai SIPG and the veteran Magath followed suit less than 24 hours later when Shandong Luneng said they would not renew the German’s contract.

Magath latest big-name foreign coach to leave Chinese club

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Shanghai (AFP) – Felix Magath on Friday became the latest foreign coach in a matter of weeks to leave his post in the Chinese Super League (CSL), following Andre Villas-Boas and Luiz Felipe Scolari out the exit door.

Villas-Boas on Thursday departed as coach of Shanghai SIPG and the veteran Magath followed suit less than 24 hours later when Shandong Luneng said they would not renew the German’s contract.

The ‘Godfather of Shanghai football’ inspired by Manchester Utd

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Shanghai (AFP) – He is known as the “Godfather of Shanghainese football”, is a former player and manager of the Chinese national team, and owns a side in the Spanish league.

Now, at the age of 73, the charismatic Xu Genbao is taking on his toughest assignment yet: forming a club from scratch to help China finally become a competitive force in world football.

The ‘Godfather of Shanghai football’ inspired by Manchester Utd

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Shanghai (AFP) – He is known as the “Godfather of Shanghainese football”, is a former player and manager of the Chinese national team, and owns a side in the Spanish league.

Now, at the age of 73, the charismatic Xu Genbao is taking on his toughest assignment yet: forming a club from scratch to help China finally become a competitive force in world football.

End nigh for Tevez in China after jetting home again

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Shanghai (AFP) – Carlos Tevez’s troubled spell in China looks to be over after flying home to Argentina - just as his side Shanghai Shenhua won the FA Cup.

The 33-year-old Argentine forward has had a miserable 11 months in China despite earning some of the highest wages in world football, an estimated 730,000 euros a week.

Villas-Boas future in doubt ahead of China FA Cup final

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Shanghai (AFP) – Shanghai SIPG need to overturn a 1-0 deficit in the Chinese FA Cup final second leg on Sunday, in what could be coach Andre Villas-Boas’ last game in charge.

The former Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur manager has refused to say if he will continue at big-spending SIPG next season and said after last weekend’s first-leg defeat at rivals Shanghai Shenhua that he would make an announcement after the FA Cup final.

Taxing times loom for China’s wantaway foreign football stars

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Shanghai (AFP) – Expensive flop Carlos Tevez could leave China soon, but other foreigners pining for a move in World Cup year may be disappointed by clubs desperate to retain their pricey stars.

The unsettled Argentine, branded “very homesick boy” by fed-up Chinese fans, has endured a miserable 11 months in the Chinese Super League (CSL) and hinted that he is eager to return to Argentina.

Taxing times loom for China’s wantaway foreign football stars

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Shanghai (AFP) – Expensive flop Carlos Tevez could leave China soon, but other foreigners pining for a move in World Cup year may be disappointed by clubs desperate to retain their pricey stars.

The unsettled Argentine, branded “very homesick boy” by fed-up Chinese fans, has endured a miserable 11 months in the Chinese Super League (CSL) and hinted that he is eager to return to Argentina.

Cannavaro quits Tianjin as Evergrande rumours swirl

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Shanghai (AFP) – Fabio Cannavaro has resigned as coach of Tianjin Quanjian, the club announced Monday, just days after steering them to an AFC Champions League berth and with rumours swirling he will return to seven-time Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande.

The Italian World Cup winner, who engineered the club’s promotion to the Chinese Super League (CSL) last year and a third-place finish this year, will be succeeded by former Portuguese international Paulo Sousa, the club said.

Cannavaro quits Tianjin as Evergrande rumours swirl

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Shanghai (AFP) – Fabio Cannavaro has resigned as coach of Tianjin Quanjian, the club announced Monday, just days after steering them to an AFC Champions League berth and with rumours swirling he will return to seven-time Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande.

The Italian World Cup winner, who engineered the club’s promotion to the Chinese Super League (CSL) last year and a third-place finish this year, will be succeeded by former Portuguese international Paulo Sousa, the club said.

Zheng Zhi, talisman behind Evergrande’s magnificent seven

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Shanghai (AFP) – Zheng Zhi is a rare species in football: a Chinese player who went to Europe and made a success of it.

And even as a 37-year-old veteran he is still making history, winning the Chinese Super League (CSL) for a ninth time after his side Guangzhou Evergrande retained the title on Sunday.

Zheng Zhi, talisman behind Evergrande’s magnificent seven

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Shanghai (AFP) – Zheng Zhi is a rare species in football: a Chinese player who went to Europe and made a success of it.

And even as a 37-year-old veteran he is still making history, winning the Chinese Super League (CSL) for a ninth time after his side Guangzhou Evergrande retained the title on Sunday.

Scolari’s Guangzhou retain China league title

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Guangzhou (AFP) – Luiz Felipe Scolari’s rampant Guangzhou Evergrande won the Chinese Super League (CSL) for the seventh time in a row on Sunday and with two games to spare.

In what is expected to be the decorated Brazilian coach’s last season in charge, Guangzhou scored twice in three minutes in the first half as they thrahed Guizhou Zhicheng 5-1 at home.

Scolari’s Guangzhou retain China league title

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Guangzhou (AFP) – Luiz Felipe Scolari’s rampant Guangzhou Evergrande won the Chinese Super League (CSL) for the seventh time in a row on Sunday and with two games to spare.

In what is expected to be the decorated Brazilian coach’s last season in charge, Guangzhou scored twice in three minutes in the first half as they thrahed Guizhou Zhicheng 5-1 at home.

Tevez’s battered Shanghai Shenhua ‘just like Manchester United’

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Shanghai (AFP) – Shanghai Shenhua’s new coach compared his demoralised club to Manchester United after they were thrashed 6-1 at rivals Shanghai SIPG in China’s biggest derby.

Carlos Tevez climbed off the bench for the second half to score just his third Chinese Super League (CSL) goal, days after coach Wu Jingui said the forward was too overweight to play.

Tevez’s battered Shanghai Shenhua ‘just like Manchester United’

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Shanghai (AFP) – Shanghai Shenhua’s new coach compared his demoralised club to Manchester United after they were thrashed 6-1 at rivals Shanghai SIPG in China’s biggest derby.

Carlos Tevez climbed off the bench for the second half to score just his third Chinese Super League (CSL) goal, days after coach Wu Jingui said the forward was too overweight to play.

‘Different Tevez’ in extra training to shed weight: Shanghai coach

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Shanghai (AFP) – Carlos Tevez has shown a better attitude and is doing extra training of his own will, the coach of Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua said Friday, days after he called the Argentine overweight.

Wu Jingui, who took over this week after Gus Poyet quit on Monday, vowed that Chinese football would see “a different Tevez” from now on.

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Carlos Tevez Jokes Botched Shanghai Shenhua Move Was ‘Seven-Month Holiday In China’ After Rejoining Boca Juniors

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Just as the prophecy foretold, Carlos Tevez returned from his worldwide wanderings to re-re-sign for boyhood club Boca Juniors earlier this month.

The Argentinian striker left Boca in December 2016 to sign for Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua in a deal worth around €40million per season, promptly contributing little of note for half-a-season before falling out with coach Wu Jingui over his general lack of fitness and application.

Cedric Bakambu Becomes Most Expensive African Player Of All Time After Sealing €74m Move To Beijing Guoan

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That man you see before you is Cedric Bakambu and, as of today, he is the most expensive African footballer of all time.

After scoring 46 goals in two-and-a-half seasons at Villarreal, the DR Congo international forward had his release clause triggered by Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan last week.

Chinese Super League: Andres Villas-Boas Quits As Shanghai SIPG Coach To Take Part In 2018 Dakar Rally

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After securing a second place finish in the Chinese Super League this season, Andre Villas-Boas has reportedly quit as head coach of Shanghai SIPG.

However, the former Chelsea and Tottenham boss will not be looking to take the reigns at another football club, at least not for the foreseeable future.

‘Chinese Players Are Not Naturally Skilled’ – Carlos Tevez Continues His Charm Offensive At Shanghai Shenhua

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Carlos Tevez has continued on his charm offensive in the Chinese Super League, a week or so after he was declared too podgy to play by his Shanghai Shenhua coach.

Having replaced Gus Poyet in the hotseat earlier in the month, new Shanghai boss Wu Jingui was alarmed to discover that Tevez and fellow vastly expensive international marquee signing Fredy Guarin were unfit, out of shape and therefore not viable for selection.

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Ibrahimovic could leave Manchester United before the end of the season

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Reports are suggesting this morning that the Swedish striker could leave Old Trafford before the season has ended.

The 36-year-old was an integral part of United’s double trophy success last season.

Arriving as a free transfer from PSG, the former Barcelona striker scored an impressive 28 goals in 46 appearances.

Man Utd star turns down move to Chinese Super League

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Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata has rejected the chance to make a lucrative move to the Chinese Super League, according to the Daily Mirror....

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REPORT: Chelsea looking to offload this Brazilian in January having identified replacement.

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According to a media report that has originated in France, Chelsea are looking to sell Willian to the Chinese Super League in January to fund their transfer bid of £27 to sign Lucas Moura from PSG.



First and foremost I personally think these reports are total rubbish are pure speculation.