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Football 15 Dec 2016 | 7:18 AM

Fortunes to be made, lost in China's football 'Wild West'

Hong Kong (AFP) - Heavy Chinese investment is reshaping the landscape of world football but fortunes could be lost as well as made in an environment that remains "a bit Wild West".

Football 26 Jan 2017 | 11:31 AM

Factbox - Chinese investment in European clubs and players

(Reuters) - Here are some of the major deals that Chinese entities have made for European clubs and players in the past 15 months:

Football 19 Jan 2017 | 1:36 AM

Italian FA president welcomes Chinese investment

(Reuters) - Italian FA president Carlo Tavecchio has welcomed the flow of Chinese funds into football in his country, saying the game needs resources and investment.

Football 05 Aug 2016 | 4:18 PM

West Brom agree to sell club to Chinese investment group

(Reuters) - West Bromwich Albion have agreed to sell the club to Yunyi Guokai (Shanghai) Sports Development Ltd, controlled by businessman Guochuan Lai, in the latest instance of China's growing interest in football worldwide.

Football 22 Feb 2017 | 12:24 AM

Chinese buyers set to finalise AC Milan deal March 3 - sources

MILAN (Reuters) - The sale of prized Italian soccer team AC Milan to a group of Chinese investors is set to be finalised on March 3, two sources close to the matter said on Tuesday, in what would be the biggest Chinese investment in a European club.

Football 06 Oct 2016 | 1:03 AM

China offers 'extraordinary prize' for Europe's soccer clubs - Inter boss

LONDON (Reuters) - Chinese investment in European soccer is no short-term phenomenon and the opportunities it offers for the continent’s clubs are “extraordinary”, according to the CEO of Inter Milan, one of the latest big names to come under Chinese ownership.

Football 16 Sep 2016 | 1:27 AM

Chinese group completes West Brom takeover

LONDON (Reuters) - West Bromwich Albion's takeover by Chinese investment group Yunyi Guokai (Shanghai) Sports Development Ltd has been completed, the Premier League club said in a statement on Thursday.

Football 26 Jan 2017 | 10:29 PM

China's Lander Sports agrees to buy stake in Saints

SHANGHAI/BENGALURU (Reuters) - Southampton were set to become the latest English Premier League team to get Chinese investment, with stadium builder Lander Sports Development <000558.SZ> saying on Thursday it was taking a stake in the club.

Football 01 Dec 2015 | 7:28 PM

Chinese investors pay $400 million for Manchester City stake

LONDON (Reuters) - Chinese investors are paying $400 million (£265 million) for a stake in the group that owns football clubs including England's Manchester City and New York City FC, the country's most significant overseas investment in the game.

Football 22 Aug 2016 | 10:00 PM

As China's football spree accelerates, rival suitors eye Liverpool stake - source

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A consortium led by state-owned financial conglomerate Everbright is not the only Chinese group to have looked at investing in English football giant Liverpool, with the club attracting interest from Fosun, property-to-film group Dalian Wanda and others, a person familiar with the matter said.