Arsenal target suspended by his club
Arsenal target Yannick Carrasco has been suspended by his club Dalian Yifang after missing a match and training "for no reason".
Belgian winger Carrasco joined the Chinese Super League side last year for a reported €30million fee after losing his way a little at Atletico Madrid.
The 25-year-old has scored 14 goals in 35 CSL games since making the switch and managed to retain his place in the Belgium international setup.
But in recent weeks he has been strongly linked with a return to Europe and he is said to be eager to make the move to the Premier League with Arsenal.
Carrasco was on international duty with Belgium earlier this month but has seemingly failed to return to his club, with Dalian demanding he shows up within three days.
"Dalian Yifang's player, Carrasco, was absent from the game against Hebei China Fortune and missed training for no reason," a club statement read.
"The club now imposes the following punishment on him: ordered Carrasco to make a return to the team within three days. The club imposes fines and suspension from training.
"The club has always attached importance to the construction of the team and no individual can override the collective.
"The club treats everyone equally. Anyone who goes beyond the team rules and the 'red line' managed by the club will be treated seriously and [such behaviour] will not be tolerated."