FC Barcelona on Monday confirmed the 40 million euro signing of Brazilian international midfielder Paulinho Bezerra from Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande.
The title race is wide open as the Chinese Super League (CSL) defending champions Guangzhou Evergrande lost to Tianjin Quanjian FC 4-3 on Sunday in the 15th round of the CSL.
Rivaldo, not Ronaldo, was the most important player in Brazil’s 2002 FIFA World Cup triumph, according to the team’s coach, Luiz Felipe Scolari.
Brazil international midfielder Paulinho has revealed he could join Barcelona this summer from Guangzhou Evergrande.
Fabio Capello, the ex-England and Russia coach, signs with Jiangsu Suning on a 18-month contract worth a yearly salary of 10-million euros.
Two-time winners Guangzhou Evergrande will come up against domestic rivals Shanghai SIPG in the AFC Champions league quarterfinals.
Two-time winners Guangzhou Evergrande of China made the last eight of the AFC Champions League on an away goal despite losing their second leg 2-1 to Kashima Antlers on Tuesday.
Defending champion Guangzhou Evergrande edged Changchun Yatai 1-0 in the 9th round of the Chinese Super League (CSL) in Changchun on Sunday, snatching its fifth straight victory in the league.
The 28-year-old Brazilian international is reportedly a summer transfer target for several clubs, including Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
Defending champions Guangzhou Evergrande struggled hard at home to beat Shanghai SIPG 3-2 in the third round of the Chinese Super League.
Scolari led Brazil to the 2002 World Cup and was again in charge when the Selecao collapsed to their worst ever loss.
Guangzhou Evergrande midfielder Paulinho said on Monday that Brazil will be content with a draw in their World Cup qualifier against Uruguay.