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Shandong Luneng line up move for Man United's Ashley Young - sources

Jose Mourinho coyly answers questions on Wayne Rooney's future with Man United, but says he wants him to remain at the club.

Shandong Luneng are pushing for a deal to sign Manchester United's Ashley Young, sources close to the Chinese Super League club have told ESPN FC.

United captain Wayne Rooney has been strongly linked with a switch to China, and now Young is being lined up for a move.

Shandong have been pursuing former England star Young for several weeks and are trying to convince him to agree a move before the Chinese transfer window closes on Feb. 28.

Sources have told ESPN FC that the club, managed by Felix Magath,...

AFC suspends Shandong Luneng's Jin Jingdao for eight months

Jin Jingdao
Jin Jingdao, left, tested positive for clenbuterol ahead of an Asian Champions League match.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- The Asian Football Confederation says it banned Shandong Luneng player Jin Jingdao for eight months after he tested positive for clenbuterol ahead of an Asian Champions League match.

Jin gave a sample in training before Shandong's 3-1 loss at FC Seoul in the quarterfinals in August.

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Italy boss Giampiero Ventura to drop Graziano Pelle over handshake incident

Shandong Luneng striker Graziano Pelle will not be considered for the next Italy squad after having "tainted" the image of the national team last month, Azzurri coach Giampiero Ventura has said.

Pelle, 31, refused to shake Ventura's hand after being substituted in the 1-1 draw with Spain and he was subsequently sent home ahead of the trip to Macedonia.

"Pelle has tainted the image of a group which had brought some pride back everywhere," Ventura told RAI television. "He's not going to be part of...