Bale and Ben Yedder Reject Moves to China

Clubs from the Chinese Super League continue their attempt to bring some of the world’s biggest talents to the Far East, with Sevilla striker Wissam Ben-Yedder and Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale the latest on their radar. However, it seems like both of the La Liga superstars could reject those moves in favor of remaining in European football.

It was widely expected that Bale would make the move to China to join Jiangsu Suning. However, this recent report from Fox Sports Asia claims that Bale’s transfer could indeed be called off after the deal between the two clubs fell through.

Elsewhere, Sevilla striker Wissam Ben Yedder has been approached by title-chasing Beijing Guoan, according to this report by Spanish media outlet Marca. The Chinese club are reportedly prepared to trigger the forward’s release clause and offer Ben Yedder €12m a year for his services.

However, Beijing Guoan will have to ward off interest from two of Europes biggest clubs, Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain, in order to secure his signature. With the forward still only 28 years old and looking to earn more international caps with France, a move to China may not be the ideal decision for his career currently, but Roger Schmidt’s team could look to change that with the enticing offer.