Marko Arnautovic: it is understood he would earn about £40 million over his four-year contract under the offer. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Marko Arnautovic wants West Ham to accept the £35 million (€39 million) bid from an unnamed Chinese club to allow him to “challenge for titles” but ha(...)

StatSports co-founder Sean O’Conner, left, and Jarlath Quinn, chief global strategist. The  company provides GPS technology to track players and their movements. Photograph: James Forde

Irish sports tech company StatSports has scored yet again with a multimillion euro deal with the Chinese Football Association for its performance moni(...)

Beijing Guoan: Workers’ Stadium, the club’s ground. Photograph: Sino/Getty

In the elegant Chao Hotel on the hippest side of Beijing’s Sanlitun district, decorated with the bleached woods and downlighting of a contemporary art(...)

Chinese Super League: Luiz Felipe Scolari thanks Guangzhou Evergrande players and fans after his final match as manager, on November 4th. Photograph: AFP/Getty

Fabio Capello caused quite a stir when he arrived at Nanjing Airport in June. You just don’t see very many septuagenarians wearing jeans with matching(...)

Fans of Beijing Guoan display a ‘Green Invasion’ flag during a match against Chongcing Lifan FC in 2015. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Although Jim McGuinness’s new club Beijing Guoan have not yet splashed the big cash on players like Jackson Martinez and Oscar, there is a feeling tha(...)

West Ham hope Andy Carroll will be fit for Monday’s game against Chelsea. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images.

Slaven Bilic has confirmed that West Ham United dismissed offers from the Chinese Super League for Andy Carroll, claiming manager and player “didn’t t(...)

AC Milan’s Carlos Bacca in action against Juventus’s Miralem Pjanic this week. Beijing Guoanin would be more valuable than AC Milan under this deal. Photograph: EPA

A football club in the Chinese Super League has been sold to a local property developer at an equity valuation of more than $800 million (€750 million(...)

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger welcomes the of growth in Chinese soccer but says “the culture of professional football is not there.” Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty Images.

Arsène Wenger has praised the growth in Chinese football and hopes India will soon “come to the game” as well but says it will be a long time before e(...)

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring his sides third goal during the UEFA Champions League  . Photo  : Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

An obscure Chinese investor buys an unfashionable Premier League football club and promises to transform their prospects, making them big in China by (...)

Liverpool will try and sell Mario Balotelli – who is currently on loan at AC Milan – to a Chinese Super League club. Photograph: Getty.

Liverpool are hoping for financial windfalls from south-east Asia after holding talks over a main stand naming rights deal and with Mario Balotelli t(...)

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