Tuesday January 17 2017
Cannavaro 'asked for Kalinic'

Tianjin Quanjian Coach Fabio Cannavaro ‘asked for’ Fiorentina striker Nikola Kalinic, admits the club’s owner.

It is now believed that the Chinese Super League side will bid €38m for the Croatian, which is €12m below the release clause stipulated in his contract.

A recent change in league rules designed to reduce ‘irrational investments’ has decreased the number of foreign players allowed in each squad to three, but the President’s statements hint that the club still want Kalinic.

"We wanted to take [Karim] Benzema and Falcao,” Shu Yuhui told Sports Channel.

"Even Raul Jimenez was interesting for us but the new rules have changed everything.

"PSG have told us that [Edinson] Cavani could only arrive in June and this is no good for us.

"Kalinic? we're debating whether or not to take Luis Fabiano, but Cannavaro told us he prefers the Croatian and that he would fit into the side perfectly."

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