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Radja Nainggolan set to quit Roma in £44.5m switch to China

Belgian international has been linked with moves to Chelsea and Manchester United but will now quit Europe for the riches of the Far-East

CHELSEA and Manchester United target Radja Nainggolan is close joining Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande for £44.5million.

The Belgian international will snub European football for the riches of the Far-East for a £10m-a-year salary, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

Radja Nainggolan is close to joining Guangzhou Evergrande

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Radja Nainggolan is close to joining Guangzhou Evergrande

Nainggolan, 29, was dropped for Roma defeat a home to Atalanta on Saturday due to his imminent switch to China.


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Guangzhou boss Fabio Cannavaro is looking to replace Paulinho who joined Barcelona last summer.

The deal is expected to be an initial loan with an obligation to make it permanent before the end of June.


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Nainggolan moved to Roma from Cagliari in 2014 and was close to moving to the Premier League last summer to join Chelsea with team-mate Antonio Rudiger.

Fabio Cannavaro wants Radja Nainggolan at Guangzhou Evergrande

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Fabio Cannavaro wants Radja Nainggolan at Guangzhou Evergrande

Antonio Conte has been tipped to take charge of PSG this summer

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Radja Nainggolan adlits he spoke to Chelsea boss Antonio Conte last summer

He revealed to Sky Sports: “Yes. I talked to him (Antonio Conte).

“They were really interested and wanted me over there, that’s all I can say.”

Despite the interest he opted to pen a new four-year deal last year to stay in the Italian capital.

The midfield lynchpin had even been linked with a switch to Old Trafford next summer, so his move to China will be seen as a huge shock just months before the World Cup.