China has slowly risen to be one of the financial superpowers in the world of football in recent times and this season, they have already attracted a number of classy players who have made a big money move to the Asian country.
And recent reports have linked yet another superstar with a move to China. Argentine hitman Ezequiel Lavezzi is likely to be the next big name to head to China this month reports suggest.
Two clubs are now fighting for the signature of the PSG player who is set to become a free agent after the end of the season.
This has seen the French outfit happy to accept bids from teams even from China.
A few days ago an agreement with Shanghai Shenhua appeared imminent, they had offered 15 million a season to the Argentine striker.
However, a deal was not stuck between the two parties and Hebei Fortune, another franchise in China has now joined the race for Lavezzi.
Hebei are determined to get the player to their club before the end of this transfer window and have reportedly offered the Argentine 38 million for two seasons.
Though the amounts are deafening, talks are still on-going between both the parties but meanwhile counter offers have also been reported from clubs like the Shanghai Shenua who have already signed the likes of Ramires.
Though Hebei are at the moment clear favorites to sign the player, a decision is still not taken and an official announcement is still due. However, both parties are working on the details and the Chinese franchise has reportedly already preparing the contract.
El Pocho seems to be on his way from France to China with Hebei seemingly in the front seat to sign the player but it is to be seen if he can adjust to the conditions in the domestic league in that country.
This move if finalized will be a blow for the likes of Inter Milan and Liverpool who were trying to bring the 30-year old to their club when his contract with PSG expires in June.
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