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Mousa Dembele is heading to the Chinese Super League - but how have previous stars fared in China?
Shanghai SIPG had no problems continuing their winning start to AFC Champions League Group F, beating Melbourne Victory 4-1 on Tuesday.
Al-Ahli drew at Persepolis and Shanghai SIPG established a dominant first-leg lead in Tuesday's quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League.
After protesting an eight-game ban handed to Oscar over his role in a Chinese Super League brawl, Hulk has been suspended for two games.
Shanghai SIPG and Jeju United claimed first-leg victories in Wednesday's AFC Champions League last-16 action.
Urawa Red Diamonds, Shanghai SIPG and Kashima Antlers won their AFC Champions League group stage openers on Tuesday.
Oscar joined Shanghai SIPG from Chelsea and his Brazil team-mate Renato Augusto convinced him to make the move.
Brazil striker Hulk says he convinced Oscar to move to Shanghai SIPG after he extolled the virtues of life in the Chinese Super League.
Sven-Goran Eriksson's Shanghai SIPG are third in the Chinese Super League, as they prepare for the AFC Champions League quarter-finals.
Brazil international Hulk was carried off on a stretcher on his Shanghai SIPG debut, having earlier given his side the lead.