Ex-AC Milan forward Alexandre Pato had joined newly-promoted Tianjin Tianhai in 2016 and helped them qualify for the Asian Champions League.
Fabio Cannavaro will be advised by Marcello Lippo, who stepped down in January, and the FA have confirmed whether the appointment is permanent.
Promoted Shenzhen FC maintained their perfect start to the Chinese Super League season on Sunday as they defeated Tianjin Tianhai 2-1.
Yannick Carrasco's stoppage-time strike salvaged a point for 10 man Dalian Yifang as they secured a 1-1 Chinese Super League draw with Henan Jianye.
The Chinese Super League's winter transfer window is now closed, and ESPN FC runs through all the biggest arrivals and departures.
The LA Galaxy have transferred forward Ola Kamara to Shenzhen FC of the Chinese Super League, the club announced on Thursday.
Nicolas Gaitan fell victim to the Chinese Football Association's regulations that limit each club to just four foreign players.
The parent company of Manchester City, New York City FC and Melbourne City has bought a stake in third-tier Chinese side Sichuan Jiuniu.
Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang have completed the signing of Slovenia international midfielder Marek Hamsik from Napoli.
Marek Hamsik has been at San Paolo since joining from Brescia in 2007 and went onto become the club's record goal scorer and appearance maker.
The midfielder finalised his move to the Chinese Super League on Friday and leaves Old Trafford after five-and-a-half years with the club.
The transfer window may still be open in parts of Asia, but many deals have been done. ESPN FC takes a look at some of the most important.
Belgium international Fellaini has agreed a three-year contract, worth around £12.2 million a year, to move to Shandong.
Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini is heading towards the exit as a move to the Chinese Super League edges closer, sources tell ESPN FC.
Wu is the biggest name in Chinese football after finishing the 2018 Chinese Super League season as top scorer.
Mousa Dembele has completed his move to Chinese Super League club Guangzhou R&F, with sources telling ESPN FC that Tottenham have banked £9m.
Sven-Göran Eriksson speaks exclusively to ESPN about the Asian Cup, describing India's win over Thailand the tournament's "biggest surprise."
Former Watford and Espanyol manager Quique Sanchez Flores has been named as the new head coach of Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua.
Dalian Yifang winger Yannick Carrasco has said he offered a teammate €10,000 to cover medical costs after allegedly breaking his nose.
Yannick Carrasco was on target as Dalian Yifang's 2-0 CSL win over Changchun Yatai spared last year's second division champions demotion.
Shanghai SIPG brought Guangzhou Evergrande's dominance of the Chinese Super League to an end, claiming the title for the first time.
Guangzhou Evergrandeare aiming for a record-extending eighth successive title and three more victories would deliver it.
Draw means defending champions Guangzhou Evergrande closed the gap on Vitor Pereira's side after a 6-1 thrashing of Beijing Renhe on Saturday.
Wu Lei scored twice as Shanghai SIPG restored their four-point gap at the top of the Chinese Super League with a 5-0 thrashing of Guizhou Zhicheng.
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