Nigeria international Obafemi Martins could join Shanghai Shenhua in China after his current outfit Seattle Sounders reportedly accepted an approach from a Chinese club.

Obafemi was recently absent from their pre-season training camp in California and general manager and president of soccer Garth Lagerwey attributed his absence to the developing deal.

“Oba’s not here with us in this phase of camp,” he said.

“We’ve had an approach from a Chinese club for his services, and it could take a while to have that resolved. Hopefully we’ll know more by the end of the week.”

Martins would join the likes of Ivory Coast forward Gervinho, former Inter man Guarin, ex-Chelsea midfielder Ramires and Brazilian playmaker Alex Teixeira in moving to newly wealthy Chinese clubs over recent weeks.

Deputy Editor at Kawowo Sports. He is an aspiring Sport Psychologist.

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