Tianjin Quanjian have distanced themselves from speculation that they will sign Diego Costa from Chelsea when the domestic transfer window opens on June 19.
The Chinese Super League side have been linked to the 28-year-old since the turn of the year, but in a statement published on the club's website on Tuesday afternoon Tianjin denied they had been in contact with either the player or Costa's agent.
"Regarding the rumours and reports that Tianjin Quanjian Football Club's 2017 summer transfer plan...
Keisuke Honda's three and a half years at AC Milan, the team he supported as a boy, are over and the Japanese star confirmed that he is on his way out.
His dream move was not exactly a nightmare, but Honda often struggled for playing time in Italy and didn't manage to make the impact he would have liked.
There is no doubting his talent, however, and at the age of 30, there is still plenty more where that came from. The question now is "Where next?" ESPNFC looks at five options.
Nikica Jelavic scored his fifth goal of the season to give Gregorio Manzano his second straight win as Guizhou Zhicheng's new head coach as Henan Jianye were beaten 1-0.
Jelavic netted with just six minutes remaining as Guizhou climbed to eighth in the standings while Henan remain just above the relegation spots in 14th place.
"The three points are crucial to both sides," the former Atletico Madrid coach said. "We are working hard to get away from the relegation zone, so today every player has given...