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Brazil striker Tardelli reveals 'irresistible' Chinese offer

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-01-09 09:52

RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil international striker Diego Tardelli revealed Thursday he has received an "irresistible offer" to join a club in China.

Brazil striker Tardelli reveals 'irresistible' Chinese offer

Diego Tardelli of Atletico Mineiro celebrates with the Best Player trophy after winning the Copa do Brasil final soccer match against Cruzeiro at Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte November 26, 2014. [Photo/Agencies]

The 29-year-old said a move would depend on an agreement between the suitor - believed to be Shandong Luneng - and his current club Atletico Mineiro.

"Right now nothing is certain. I've left it in the hands of the club and my agent (Giuliano Bertolucci), Tardelli told reporters on Thursday.

"I think every player would like to be in my situation. If I go, it's going to be good for me. If I stay I will be happy too because of my relationship with Atletico and the fans. It's a good proposal, irresistible. But it has to be good for me and (Atletico)."

According to Brazilian media, Shandong Luneng face competition for Tardelli's signature from their Chinese rivals Guangzhou Evergrande.

Atletico Mineiro have reportedly already rejected an initial six million-euro bid from Shandong for the former Real Betis player.

Tardelli scored 10 goals from 23 Brazilian Serie A matches in 2014. He was recalled to Brazil's squad by national coach Dunga in September.

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