Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning have been real close to signing Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale. But that will come to pass now. Especially after they clinched the signing of Ivan Santini from Anderlecht, which was announced by Jiangsu on their social media outlets on Monday morning, alongside the recruitment of Brazilian defender Miranda from 

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Is it a rising trend? Is this Japanese city now a final destination for Barcelona players? Belgian international defender Thomas Vermaelen has become the latest high profile player to move to Vissel Kobe. The 33-year-old, whose contract with Barcelona has now expired, will team up with David Villa, Sergi Samper and his former Barca captain 

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The kid who gatecrashed the Juventus vs Tottenham ICC game played in Singapore just to meet Cristiano Ronaldo was detained by authorities and threatened with stringent action. The Sun reports that 14-year-old Kazakhstani Akhmadi Yerzhanov, the kid who ‘invaded’ the pitch to meet Cristiano Ronaldo was later on detained by Singaporean authorities and threatened with 

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Unloved Gareth Bale has agreed to join Jiangsu Suning for a staggering £1million per week, according to sensational reports in China. The Chinese Super League club are thought to be ready to splash the cash to lure the Welshman, 30, to the Far East – with Bale allegedly ready to move. Bale is enduring a 

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Supreme playmaker Andres Iniesta has admitted it will be strange to take on Barcelona when his Vissel Kobe side play his former team in a pre-season friendly on 27 July, Saturday. The Spanish champions are in Japan for the first time since 2015. Iniesta left the Camp Nou for the J-League last summer but is 

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West Brom have sold Salomon Rondon to Chinese club Dalian Yifang, where he will join former Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez. The pair worked together at St James’ Park last season, with Rondon scoring 11 goals during his loan spell as Benitez led the Magpies to Premier League safety for a second successive season. The Venezuela 

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The World Cup winner has been quick to reveal the reason behind the new look. Based on Ozil’s words, it appears his club colleague Alexandre Lacazette is the man to blame for the snazzy hair colour. “I lost a bet. In fact, we lost a bet against Laca [Alexandre Lacazette],” Ozil reportedly told Sports Direct 

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In an incredible stroke of luck, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia were drawn alongside UAE in Group G of the qualifying zone for the 2022 World Cup. Vietnam are the reigning AFF Suzuki Cup champions. Meanwhile, Singapore will have Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan, Palestine and Yemen for company in Group D. The two Koreas will also 

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Japanese attacking midfielder Hiroki Abe is headed to Barcelona, becoming the second Japanese player in a month to join one of La Liga’s big two clubs. J-League outfit Kashima Antlers, where 20-year-old Abe was spending his third season as a professional, confirmed the move. Abe is expected to start his footballing education in Spain by 

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