China last month broke the Asian transfer record for the fifth time in a year when Shanghai paid Chelsea 60 million euros for Oscar.
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China said Monday it would cut foreign player numbers in top-flight teams to curb massive spending on overseas talent, with Chelsea's Diego Costa the latest to be linked to a big-money move.Teams in the Chinese Super League will be able to field no more than three foreigners in a match when the new 2017 season begins in March, according to rules posted on the Chinese Football Association website.Previously four non-Chinese players were allowed, provided one was from an Asian football Confederation country. China last month broke the Asian transfer record for the fifth time in a year when Shanghai SIPG paid Chelsea 60 million euros ($63 million) for Brazilian midfielder Oscar.
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