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Alex Teixeira’s time in the Chinese Super League could be coming to an end

Alex Teixeira, a one-time Liverpool target, has been transfer listed by Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning

It seems the grass isn’t always greener in the footballing landscape of China.

In January 2016 attacking midfielder Alex Teixeira became the latest player to jump ship in search of riches in the Chinese Super League.

Teixeira joined Jiangsu Suning from Shakhtar Donetsk, much to the disappointment of Liverpool.

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It all used to be so happy

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It all used to be so happy

But now, nearly two years on, it’s all turned a bit sour for Teixiera.

The 27-year-old has been placed on the transfer list by Fabio Capello, according to Tuttosport.

While Liverpool’s ship may have sailed there is one European giant willing to rescue the Brazilian from his Chinese nightmare.

At least it’s not a half and half scarf

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At least it’s not a half and half scarf

Inter Milan will reportedly use their links with Jiangsu- both clubs are owned by the same company- to tie up a deal for Teixeira.

The arrival of Cameroon international Benjamin Moukandjo has freed up space for Teixeira to move to Italy.

Inter still have a non-EU place free in their squad so wouldn’t have any issues in signing the Brazilian.

From Brazil to the San Siro

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From Brazil to the San Siro

Teixeira will reportedly link up with Luciano Spalletti’s side in January, signing on loan, before making the move permanent in the summer.

The list of Brazilians who have made more than 100 appearances for Inter include Adriano, Lucio, Maicon and Maxwell.

No pressure then.

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