Tianjin Quanjian owner Shu Yuhui says his side are not afraid to splash the cash on some of world football’s biggest names despite failing to lure Diego Costa to the Chinese Super League in January.
The Chinese transfer window is set to re-open on June 19, with a number of European stars already being linked with a move to Asia.
And Shu has hinted at his side been a big player in the market which is set to close on July 14.
“We are working on bringing in more big-name players. We expect the best,” he told sina.com when asked about the club renewing their interest in the Chelsea star.
“However, the best players want to go to clubs such as Bayern Munich or Real Madrid. Our targeted players are also being chased by these clubs, so we may need to pay more. We are in competition with Bayern Munich and Real Madrid for transfers, so let’s wait until June and then we will see.”
Tianjin already has a number of well-known footballing names on their books with Fabio Cannavaro holding down the position of manager, while Alexander Pato and Axel Witsel arrived at the club following their promotion from the second division.