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Ernesto Valverde plays down talk of Andres Iniesta leaving for China

Ernesto Valverde wants Andres Iniesta to stay with Barcelona, but would be open to having talks if the Chinese Super League came in with an offer.
ESPN FC's Layla Anna-Lee takes to the pitch with Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen where he reveals some of his penalty-saving secrets.
Check out Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen's accuracy as he attempts the crossbar challenge.

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has said he will only talk about the possibility of Andres Iniesta moving to China when there's an offer on the table.

Diario Sport reported on Friday that Iniesta could walk away from Barca in "one of the biggest deals of the summer" after receiving an offer from Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian worth €35 million a season.

Iniesta, who turns 34 in May, signed a lifetime contract at Camp Nou earlier this season but the terms of that deal allow him...

 By Ian Holyman

Cedric Bakambu confident Beijing Sinobo Guoan transfer will go through

Cedric Bakambu left Villarreal in January.

Cedric Bakambu has said the completion of his move to the Chinese Super League is "just a question of timing."

Bakambu, who left Villarreal in January, has been on a winter training camp with Beijing Sinobo Guoan, who he is set to join for €40 million, in Portugal.

The proposed deal is set to make the DR Congo international forward one of the highest-paid players in the world with an estimated annual pre-tax salary of €18m but has stalled for almost a month.

However, Bakambu told...

Chinese Football Association tightens limits on foreign players' transfer fees

Cedric Bakambu was thought to be leaving Villarreal for Beijing Guoan.

Beijing Guoan's hopes of fielding Congolese striker Cedric Bakambu in the new Chinese Super League season have taken a significant blow after football authorities announced moves to curb attempts to avoid paying huge levies on large transfer fees for foreign players.

La Liga side Villarreal announced last month that Bakambu was leaving after receiving the €40 million required to buy the 26-year-old out of his contract, with Beijing Guoan the striker's anticipated destination.

But, with clubs...

Chinese Super League to take a two-month break during the World Cup

Despite being out of the Brazil squad since 2013, Alexandre Pato hopes to convince Tite to consider him for the World Cup squad with his play in China.
Cristiano Ronaldo explains why he wanted to take a tour of China and meet his fans there.
On a record 105-degree day, Marty Smith follows Cristiano Ronaldo during his first stop in China, where he's met by throngs of adoring fans.

The Chinese Super League will take a two-month break to accommodate this summer's World Cup finals, even though China have not qualified for the tournament.

With a significant number of China-based players scheduled to represent their nations in Russia, the CSL has scheduled a pause mid-season from May 20 to July 17.

The 2018 season will kick off on March 2 when defending champions Guangzhou Evergrande, under returning coach Fabio Cannavaro, will face newly promoted Dalian Yifan.

Guangzhou won the...