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Phoenix miss out on Obafemi Martins

A Wellington Phoenix bid to sign veteran Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins to a marquee A-League contract has failed.

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30dMichael Church

Gudelj joins Sporting on loan from Guangzhou

After playing in just 11 games for Guangzhou, Serbia international midfielder Nemanja Gudelj is off for a yearlong loan to Portugal's Sporting.

31dIan Holyman

Balotelli turned down China - Nice president

Nice announced earlier this week that Balotelli would remain at the club for a third successive season after having been expected to leave.

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33dKweséESPN staff

Tianjin play down John Mikel Obi rumours

Nigeria captain John Mikel Obi is unlikely to leave Chinese Super League club Tianjin TEDA in the near future, according to his coach.

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Masika doubles as Renhe draw Tianjin

Tianjin Quanjian threw away a two-goal lead before salvaging a late point in a 3-3 draw with Beijing Renhe in the Chinese Super League on Sunday.

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Australia's Sainsbury joins PSV Eindhoven

The move reunites 26-year-old Sainsbury with Mark van Bommel, who took charge of PSV after completing his role as assistant with Australia.

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47dStephan Uersfeld, Germany correspondent

Dortmund sign midfielder Witsel from Tianjin

Witsel made six appearances for Belgium at the World Cup in Russia as they finished third, and has won a total of 96 caps.

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48dJohn Duerden

Shenhua condemn alleged racism towards Ba

Shanghai Shenhua coach Gregorio Manzano is concerned Demba Ba may not recover from the horrific leg break he suffered against Shanghai SIPG FC.

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49dMichael Church, China correspondent

Australia's Sainsbury leaves Jiangsu Suning

Sainsbury joined Jiangsu from Dutch club PEC Zwolle in 2016 before moving to Inter Milan -- also owned by Suning -- on loan a year later.

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53dMichael Church, Asia correspondent

Paulinho and Talisca boost Evergrande in CSL

Before the World Cup break Fabio Cannavaro's Guangzhou Evergrande were in trouble. But Paulinho and Anderson Talisca have turned things around.

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CSL: Talisca strikes twice to power Guangzhou

Brazilian Anderson Talisca continued his impressive start in the Chinese Super League on Sunday, taking his tally to five goals in two games.

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62dMichael Church, Asia correspondent

Chongqing Lifan sack manager Paulo Bento

Bento's final game in charge was a win over Tianjin Teda on Saturday as Chongqing arrested a run of six straight defeats since May.