Chinese Super League clubs have spent £81 million on new players and coaches in 2014-15, making the competition second only to the Premier League as far as spending is concerned.
With Guanzhou Evergrande signing Jackson Martinez from Atletico Madrid on Tuesday for a fee of £31 million, Luiz Felipe Scolari’s team exceeded the £25 million Chinese record fee that Jiangsu Suning paid for Chelsea’s midfielder Ramires.
The record could be broken once again as Guanzhou Evergrande are interested in making another high-profile investment this Janaury.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport the Chinese outfit are ready to invest £50 million in order to tempt the Ukranian giants Shakhtar into selling their prized possession Alex Teixeira, who has been negotiating with Liverpool during the winter transfer market.
Chinese club are willing to offer the Brazilian starlet £12 million a year for a four-year contract which would see Guanzhou Evergrande spend the total of £98 million for the Brazilian winger.