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Tianjin Quanjian look to sign €25-million-rated Manolo Gabbiadini

Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian is looking into the possibility of signing Italian striker Manolo Gabbiadini from Napoli, according to reports.

The club is in the transfer market looking for a big-name centre-forward from a European club. Their hope to sign Fiorentina striker Nikola Kalinic was dashed as the Croatian footballer turned down a big-money contract in order to stay at his beloved La Viola.

Tianjin Quanjin is also reportedly interested in Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic, but it is unclear whether the Italian club has agreed to sell the Croatian player.

In this year’s January transfer windows, Brazilian international midfielder Oscar and former Manchester City and Juventus striker Carlos Tevez have joined Shanghai SIPG and Shanghai Shenhua, respectively.