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Published:Tuesday | January 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Witsel's mega Chinese deal

Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel will earn EU80m over four seasons with Tianjin Quanjian in the Chinese Superleague, according to reports.

The player had a deal with Juventus in the summer, but Zenit St Petersburg pulled the plug on the transfer at the last minute.

Both Witsel and the Bianconeri had declared that the transfer would be done in January 2017 or the summer, but the player admitted yesterday that he'll opt for China because he could not turn down the mega deal.

Witsel is believed will earn bonuses of between €13m and €15m, taking his total pay to around €80m.

Kubiak confirms Broncos retirement

The Denver Broncos are looking for a new head coach after Gary Kubiak confirmed reports that he is retiring.

Kubiak's future had come into question before the final set of regular season games on Sunday and he confirmed his decision yesterday after finishing his career with a 24-6 win over the Oakland Raiders.

The Broncos won Super Bowl 50 at the end of Kubiak's first season in charge and although they finished this season 9-7 that was not enough to make the play-offs.

Mourinho pushes Schneiderlin to Inter

Reports in Britain suggest Manchester United would rather sell Morgan Schneiderlin to Inter than to Everton.

The French midfielder has been frozen out by Jose Mourinho this season, playing just 11 minutes in the Premier League so far.

According to the Sun, while Everton are keen to bring Schneiderlin to Goodison Park, the Red Devils would prefer to sell him abroad.

That puts Inter in pole position for his signature, with the Nerazzurri determined to bring in a defensive midfielder this winter.