Chinese Super League side Beijing Guoan have strongly dismissed speculation linking them with Galatasaray forward Lukas Podolski.
Sporting director Shao Jiayi was responding to reports just after Galatasaray revealed they had received a considerable supply from Beijing Guoan in December.
Speaking to Chinese media on Thursday, Shao Jiayi said he was puzzled by the rumours involving Beijing Guoan and the 31-year-old former Bayern Munich and Arsenal star.
“Podolski is really a excellent player but he is not our target this winter,” he mentioned.
“Actually I am a little of confused. Exactly where all those rumours come from?
“I do appreciate him but I’ve to point out that he is definitely not a target of our club.”
Beijing Guoan, who created an offer for Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney at the start of the season, have currently raided Galatasaray when, signing Turkey international Burak Yilmaz final year.
CSL clubs continue to be linked with many of the world’s biggest stars immediately after Brazil international Oscar made the record-breaking switch from Chelsea to the profitable league through Shanghai SIPG, even though former Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus forward Carlos Tevez joined Shanghai Shenhua.
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