5/8/2018 10:24:19 AM (GMT+3)

China's Chongqing Lifan denies Iniesta move


SHANGHAI, China: Chinese football club Chongqing Lifan denied making a big-money move for Andres Iniesta while the Spanish media said the Barcelona captain could now be headed for Japan or Australia.

Reports in China and Spain have linked the club with the 33-year-old, who is leaving Barcelona after two decades of phenomenal success.

Chongqing said Iniesta wouldn't be joining "as a player" but left the door open to future cooperation with the midfielder, who has promotional and marketing links with the city.