Juventus striker Mario Mandžukić has turned his nose up at a €10m-a-year move to the Chinese Super League with Dalian Yifang.

By 90Min
February 07, 2019

Juventus striker Mario Mandžukić has turned his nose up at a €10m-a-year move to the Chinese Super League with Dalian Yifang.

The Croatia international hasn't struggled for game time this season like many had predicted following Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival in Turin, making 22 appearances across all competitions where he's been directly involved in 14 goals.

Even though the 32-year-old is settled with Juventus and still has a year left on his contract with the club, Chinese Super League outfit Dalian Yifang recently tried to prise Mandžukić away from the Bianconeri.

But Panorama (via Calciomercato) report that Mandžukić flat out rejected the €10m-a-year contract which was on the table, turning his nose up at the chance to play alongside former Atlético Madrid pair Yannick Carrasco and Nico Gaitán.

Mandžukić's decision to reject a move to the CSL has come just weeks after his former teammate Medhi Benatia ditched Juventus for the riches of Qatari side Al-Duhail.

S.S.C. Napoli's Marek Hamšík was due to become Dalian Yifang's latest import from Europe's top leagues, but the Italian club announced on Wednesday that they had suspended the move due to a discrepancy in their payment method.

Hamšík was set to become one of the few players to have made their name in Serie A to switch to the Chinese Super League, but now Napoli's all-time leading appearance maker and goalscorer is being left in limbo over his future.

Although Mandžukić rejected Dalian Yifang's offer, the club can still come back in for the forward this month as the transfer window in the Chinese Super League remains open until the end of February.

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