Liverpool and Chelsea are reportedly edging closer to missing out on top target Alex Teixeira after another Chinese club Jiangsu Suning are keen to sign the Brazilian.
Earlier it had been reported that Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande were keeping close tabs on the 26-year-old forward.
It is reported that Jiangsu Suning is set to break a national transfer record by splashing £37 million to secure the services of the Brazilian international.
Jiangsu Suning are ready to battle it out with Chinese Super League rivals Guangzhou Evergrande and Premier League giants Liverpool and Chelsea.
According to latest reports, confirmed even by UEFA Europa League Twitter handle, Teixeira really joined Chinese club.
— UEFA Europa League (@EuropaLeague) February 5, 2016
Football fans quickly reacted to the shocking news on Twitter:
Alex Teixeira will earn £192,000 week in China. Liverpool offered him £45,000
— Transfer News – insider 👤 (@Agent_Edward) February 5, 2016
Alex Teixeira has officially completed his move to Jiangsu Suning. He's definitely going to be in the Brazil squad now… #ha
— ⭐️ Chels HQ ⭐️ (@Chels_HQ) February 5, 2016
Alexandre Pato turned down Chinese Super League for Chelsea. On the other hand, Alex Teixeira…
— ChelsTransfer (@ChelsTransfer) February 4, 2016