Borussia Mönchengladbach have received a massive offer for France international Allasane Plea. Chinese club Dalian Yifang have made a €40m offer for the striker and have offered him a contract which is desribed by L’Equipe as ‘astronomical’.
The Chinese club are ready to make a big European signing this January and already had bids rejected for Dimitry Payet and Marko Arnautovic. Dalian, however, hope that Gladbach are willing to sell Plea for €40m, a fee that will break the German’s transfer record.
The interest in Plea is connected to the contract talks they held with Leonardo Jardim. The Portuguese manager was offered the job at Dalian and had placed Plea on the top of his shortlist. Eventually Jardim decided to return to AS Monaco, the club that sacked him in October and replaced him with Thierry Henry.
Though Dalian did not win the race for Jardim, the club is keen on signing Plea. The report claims that the striker has been offered a five-year contract, worth over €50m. Meanwhile Dalian is trying to get rid of Belgian winger Yannick Carrasco, who was linked to Arsenal earlier.