Chelsea striker Loic Remy is the latest Premier League player to be targeted by a club in the Chinese Super League. The 29-year-old forward could follow Demba Ba, the man he replaced at Stamford Bridge in 2014, to Shanghai Shenhua.
The cash-rich Chinese side are reportedly prepared to bid £11m ($16m) for the 29-year-old's services, while they are also willing to offer the Frenchman a salary package worth £5.5m a year, according to The Mirror.
Four years ago, the club signed Chelsea legend Didier Drogba after he helped the Blues to their only Champions League triumph to date. Shenhua are also reportedly interested in buying Paris Saint-Germain star Ezequiel Lavezzi.
Allied to this, Chelsea's interim manager Guus Hiddink admitted recently that he too has been offered the chance to coach in the Chinese Super League. "I had some possibilities to go there in the recent past," the Chelsea boss said, according to the BBC.
However, Hiddink insisted the Premier League remains a more attractive proposition for the majority of players and coaches. "When you travel around the world, the Premier League is so attractive, attracting a lot of people," the interim Chelsea boss said. "In the biggest cities to the smallest villages, wherever in the world there is a satellite showing Premier League."