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We may have not long recovered from the swathe of big money moves conducted by Chinese Super League clubs over the winter transfer window, but things could be about to snowball out of control once more, with Guangzhou Evergrande targeting a £50m swoop for Chelsea's Willian.
The Brazilian attacker has been the sole positive from a wretched season for the Premier League champions but his time at Stamford Bridge may be coming to an end. Guangzhou manager Luiz Felipe Scolari is a huge fan of the 27-year-old and will hope their time together with the Brazilian national team and a weekly wage of £240,000 per week, double what Willian is currently on, will be enough to lure the former Shakhtar Donetsk winger to China.
Guangzhou have already spent big in the past year, bringing former Spurs midfielder Paulinho and free scoring Colombian Jackson Martinez to the club for a combined fee of almost £50m. Capturing Willian would be a further statement of intent from the 2013 AFC Champions League winners and a warning shot to the European giants who may begin to realise their monopoly on securing the top talent in the world is potentially coming to an end.
(H/T The Mirror)
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