Monday Kickoff: 'Chicharito', Chinese Super League, Costa and more


While rumors continue to swirl, a Mexican star still appears set to stay at his current club in January, while a major change has hit one of the world’s most discussed leagues.

Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller says the club would only consider selling Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez for “crazy money”. (REPORT)

The Chinese FA announced that Chinese Super League teams will only be allowed to field a maximum of three foreign players next season. (REPORT)

Antonio Conte has dismissed reports linking Diego Costa with a move to China. (REPORT)

Arjen Robben has signed a one-year extension that will keep him at Bayern Munich until 2018. (REPORT)

Red Bull founder Dietrich Mateschitz says the purchase of a Premier League club would be “an enormous stupidity”. (REPORT)

Serge Gnabry says he is happy at Werder Bremen but added he would consider a return to Arsenal. (REPORT)

1 comment
  • johnnyrazor

    A couple thoughts …

    On Chicharito, well that rules out MLS if they want crazy money.

    Chinese Basketball went through a similar period about ten years ago, spent some crazy money on aging foreign players and then slowly back tracked into focusing on more sustainable development.


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