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Tim Cahill critical of 'crazy' Chinese Super League spending

The ESPN FC team share their thoughts on Alex Teixeira's move to join Chinese Super League's, Jiangsu Suning.
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Tim Cahill, left, joined Shanghai Shenhua in early 2015.

Australia international Tim Cahill has said that the ever-expanding Chinese Super League could end up spending £50 million (AUS$100m) on one star name, but questioned whether the current wave of investment was good for the players. 

China's domestic competition is the talk of the football world after luring a series of elite players from other major leagues with eye-watering transfer fees and wages.

Brazilian playmaker Alex Teixeira's £38.5m transfer to Jiangsu Suning leads more than...

Gao Hongbo returns as interim China national team coach

Gao Hongbo will take the helm for China's next two World Cup qualifiers.

BEIJING -- Gao Hongbo has returned as interim coach of China following the departure of Frenchman Alain Perrin last month.

Gao will take the helm for China's next two World Cup qualifiers while the search for a permanent coach continues, the Chinese Football Association (CFA) has announced. He had previously led the team from 2009 to 2011.

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Eintracht Frankfurt's Alexander Meier rejected deal from Chinese club

Alexander Meier scored his second hat trick of the Bundesliga season against Wolfsburg on Sunday.

Eintracht Frankfurt attacker Alexander Meier has revealed that he turned down an offer from China.

Meier, 33, scored his second hat trick of the Bundesliga season on Sunday when he helped his side to a 3-2 win over last season's runners-up Wolfsburg.

He has now scored 111 goals for the club he joined from Hamburg in 2004 and hopes to add many more during the 18 months he has left on his current deal.

In Bild, Meier confirmed on Tuesday that he turned down the chance to earn a total of €7 million...

Alain Perrin out as China national team coach

BEIJING  -- Former Lyon boss Alain Perrin is out as the Chinese men's national team coach after slightly less than two years in the job.

The Chinese Football Association said in a statement Friday that the Frenchman was departing following discussions between both sides. The search for a replacement would begin immediately.

The statement heaped praise on Perrin for his hard work and strict management style, and for bringing new life to a team who have been persistent underperformers.

However,...