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Soccer clampdown sinks Tianjin ambitions for European stars

China’s clampdown on big-spending football clubs has scuppered a bid by Tianjin to buy Diego Costa and a host of other Europe-based stars, its chairman said. Tianjin had Chelsea striker Costa, Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani, Radamel Falcao at Monaco and Raul Jimenez at Benfica in their sights until authorities imposed limits on foreign players and […]