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Chinese FA rubbishes Joachim Low rumours

The Football Association of China (CFA) has rubbished reports that it is keen to offer Joachim Low a €50 million contract to become new national team head coach.

Spanish newspaper AS previously had claimed that the CFA was planning to bring in the Germany tactician, who still has contract until after the 2020 World Cup, as a replacement for current coach Marcello Lippi.

However, the Chinese football governing body has now moved to stress there is no truth in such reports and declared its trust in Lippi.

“In response to the reports that the foreign media has published regarding Joachim Low, we would like to clarify that the information is not true,” a CFA statement reads.

“Marcello Lippi, a world-class trainer, is the current coach of Chinese national team and the CFA has complete and unwavering trust in Lippi.”

Lippi, who took charge in October 2016, has been struggling to guide China towards the 2018 World Cup, with his team have only collected five points from their seven Asian qualifying round three matches.