Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport understands that Chinese giants Guangzhou Evergrande are lining up a bid for Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella.
The Chinese side were hoping to sign Alessandro Diamanti from Bologna in the winter transfer window, but they look set to turn to the Bianconeri forward after il Felsinei decided to end negotiations for their star player.
Guangzhou boss Marcelo Lippi is well aware of Quagliarella’s qualities and he is hoping to sign the experienced striker on a cut-price deal.
The 31-year-old was widely expected to leave in the January window after Juventus completed the signing of Pablo Daniel Osvaldo, but he rejected several good offers and opted to remain in Turin.
However, with Antonio Conte leaving him out of club’s Europa League squad, it is perfectly clear Quagliarella is now a sixth-choice striker in the side and chances are he will accept an offer from China rather than spending the remainder of the season on the fringes at Juve.