Oscar moved to Shanghai SIPG from Chelsea in a 60 million euro deal. REUTERS/Aly Song
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China ordered a clampdown Thursday on the mega-sums being shelled out on foreign football stars and their salaries after the high-profile signings of Oscar and Carlos Tevez.Oscar's deal with Shanghai SIPG is thought to be 24 million euros a season – that would still put him above Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi of Barcelona.Oscar and Tevez followed the likes of Italian striker Graziano Pelle, the Brazilian Hulk, Colombian Jackson Martinez and Belgian Alex Witsel, who were all lured to unfashionable China by huge wage deals.In December the Chinese Football Association, the sport's governing body in China, announced it would lower the number of overseas players allowed on domestic teams from five to four.
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