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How Chinese money could make Chelsea even better

Ben Darvill doesn't mind if Diego Costa's head has been turned by bags and bags of Chinese money.

This summer’s transfer window could prove to be among the most exciting in footballing history. So many leagues now boast massive spending power. The Premier League has always been at the forefront when it comes to financial muscle flexing but they are suddenly being usurped by the world’s surprise league package. The Chinese Super League has been throwing around serious dosh in ... Read More »

Wayne Rooney to China weirdly makes sense

Wayne Rooney’s agent Paul Stretford is in China negotiating a possible exit for the Manchester United star, an exit that oddly makes sense. Read More »

Western Asia Kicks Off

Asia’s continental feast of club football is imminent; both regions kick off on Tuesday. The Western Asia region boasts some of the biggest and best names on the continent. Match day one will be an ample opportunity for all the teams to set down a marker for their Asian campaigns. Read More »

How will the Japanese clubs fair in the Asian Champions League?

The J.League are one of the most represented associations in the Asian Champions League with a team in every western region group. Although a Japanese side hasn’t won the continental title in nine years since Gamba Osaka won it back in 2008, will the J.Leagues finest progress in this seasons competition? Read More »

Four of the most horrifying football injuries of the last decade

Last week Hull City’s Ryan Mason suffered a dreadful head injury after colliding with Chelsea’s Gary Cahill. The injury sort of reminded us that even ‘the beautiful game’ can turn unpleasant sometimes. Read More »

Payet’s Possibilities

The January transfer window can be a funny time. It’s the footballing equivalent of 100 families frantically running around the supermarket looking for all the hot deals, only to come away empty-handed. Read More »

The absurd case of Costa, cards and China

Diego Costa has reportedly refused to play for Chelsea amid a hefty offer from China. His absurd case indicates how Premier League clubs may be affected in the future. Read More »

Yaya Toure rejects an increased offer from CSL club Jiangsu Suning

It’s reported that Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure was subject to a £430,000 a week contract offer from Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning last summer. He rejected the offer back then but the BBC are now reporting that an improved offer has been made in this January window, which he has again rejected. Read More »

Hooray! Chinese Super League Clubs May Finally Stop Splashing The Cash

Over the past few days, Chelsea’s Diego Costa has become the latest superstar to have seemingly had his head turned by the riches of the CSL, where he could potentially earn a reported £30m a year. Frankly, the financial power of a poor league has threatened to ruin the game as we know it but, thankfully, it appears that madness ... Read More »

Antonio Conte Has Angrily Told Sell-Out Diego Costa – ‘Go To China!’

Diego Costa has had his head turned by the Chinese Super League with a quite ridiculous offer of around £600,000 a week which breaks down to paying the Premier League top scorer £1 every second. Conte has had a major bust up with the Brazilian-born Spanish International and screamed at him in training to “Go to China! Read More »

4 reasons Mikel’s China move is bad for football

The football universe woke up Friday morning to the news that Chelsea stalwart, John Mikel Obi, has joined the chariots of superstars making the move to the Chinese Super League. Just when the whole of the African continent was busy keeping tabs on the 2016 Glo/CAF awards, the 29-year-old was busy sealing a three-year deal with Tianjin TEDA. Read More »

Will insane money talk for the Chinese Super League, or will top players continue to walk?

After sitting on the bench for Antonio Conte’s Chelsea, Oscar had to be feeling pretty good about himself when Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG’s £60 million bid for him was accepted by the Blues shortly before this winter transfer window opened. He became wanted again, and in a big way. Unfortunately, if Borussia Dortmund accepts his new club’s £150 million bid for ... Read More »

Old Trafford, all his teammates… Five absurd things Carlos Tevez can buy after new mega Chinese deal

Argentina striker, Carlos Tevez, has officially become the world’s highest-paid football player after signing a whopping $41million-a-year contract at Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua. Tevez penned a two-year deal with the Chinese Super League team, which paid an $11 million fee to his former club Boca Juniors for the transfer. Read More »

Chinese Super League: The ultimate league for an early retirement package

This weekend, the Chinese Super League once again flexed its financial muscle when one of the teams, Shanghai SIPG, completed the signing of Oscar from Chelsea. Aged just 25, Oscar will earn a mouth-watering £400,000 per week; that’s enough for an early retirement, don’t you think? Read More »

What does Manuel Pellegrini’s Chinese appointment mean for football?

Manuel Pellegrini was unarguably successful during his time at Manchester City, winning three trophies including the Premier League during his stint with the Citizens. It’s, therefore, unusual that he’d make the jump as so many players have, to the Chinese Super League, when he could probably hand-picked any job in Europe when it became available. Read More »

Chinese Super League lands on Sky Sports

Last weekend, Sky Sports aired its first two episodes of Chinese Super League football. The decision to acquire the UK rights for the league was announced last week and Sky has made a quick turn around to get Chinese football on our screens. Read More »

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