Chinese Super League clubs have spent $110 million in transfer fees this year, with several high profile players moving to China
Terms of the deal between Stephan El Shaarawy and Shanghai Shenhua were not disclosed but reported to be worth 20 million euros with salary of 15-16 million euros a year for the Italian.
Serie A: Felipe Caicedo, Ciro Immobile score as Lazio beat Roma; AC Milan continue impressive run with win against Sassuolo
Lazio made their rivals pay 18 minutes from time, as Immobile scored his 16th goal of the campaign only eight minutes after coming on as a substitute
Roma move up to fourth ahead of city rivals Lazio, who had occupied the final Champions League berth overnight after a 1-0 win over Empoli on Thursday.
Serie A: Embattled AS Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco defiant ahead of Genoa clash despite rumours of possible sacking
Di Francesco could be sacked if Roma fail to win against Genoa, according to reports in Italy, with the club's owner James Pallotta growing increasingly frustrated.
Serie A: Napoli get ready for all-important Liverpool clash with comfortable win over Frosinone; Roma suffer 'absurd' collapse
Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti said his side were "ready for Liverpool" after warming up for next week's Champions League clash at Anfield with a 4-0 win over Frosinone, but Roma threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with nine-man Cagliari in a chaotic final ten minutes in Sardinia.
Serie A: Steven Nzonzi, Edin Dzeko score as AS Roma win fourth consecutive game to move into third place
AS Roma continued their good run of form with a 2-0 win over Empoli, with striker Edin Dzeko and midfielder Steven NZonzi scoring to take Eusebio di Francesco's team into third place.
Champions League: Lionel Messi expected to be fit in time for Barcelona's quarter-final clash against Roma
Lionel Messi is expected back for Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final first leg against Roma and for Barcelona his return cannot come soon enough.
Serie A: Raul Albiol scores as Napoli keep title hopes alive; Mauro Icardi nets four in Inter Milan's rout of Sampdoria
Napoli seized the opportunity to revive their bid for a first league crown since 1990, after a 4-2 defeat by Roma and a goalless draw at Inter Milan had put Juve in control.
Matias Vecino equalised with a late header for Inter Milan after Stephan El Shaarawy had capitalised on awful defending to score in the 32nd minute of the tie.
Serie A: Juventus ride on Gonzalo Higuain's goal to hand Napoli first defeat of the season; Roma ease past SPAL
Higuain had surgery on Monday, but insisted on starting in a key clash between league leaders Napoli and the six-time defending champions.
FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura refuses to resign despite not qualifying for finals
Ventura was widely criticized for poor tactical decisions before and after Sweden's 1-0 aggregate win over the Azzurri.
"Roma proved to have more hunger, more desire, more will to fight and to beat us. We lacked everything," complained Conte.
Serie A: Gonzalo Higuain crosses 100-goal milestone as Juventus bury AC Milan; AS Roma hold off Bologna
Gonzalo Higuain scored a brace to bring his tally of Serie A goals to 101 as Juventus went top of the table with a 2-0 win that plunged AC Milan further into crisis.
FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers: Italy failing to qualify would be catastrophic, says coach Giampiero Ventura
"I'm not thinking about the play-offs, we need to think about the next two matches and then based on who we meet we'll weigh things up," said Ventura.
Paulo Dybala scored a double as Juventus outclassed 10-man Torino 4-0 in Saturday's Turin derby to stay top of Serie A alongside Napoli who battled past SPAL 3-2.
Serie A: Stephan El Shaarawy's first-half brace helps AS Roma crush Udinese and register third straight win
El Shaarawy scored twice after Edin Dzeko's 12th-minute opener, as Roma move up to fifth in Serie A with 12 points from five games.