China is calling out to Dundee United’s Ryan McGowan once again, with the defender being offered another move to the Far East.
Henan Jianye, based in the city of Zhengzhou, are determined to land the Australian international and are expected to bid again for him despite having had an offer knocked back by United.
McGowan joined the Tangerines a year ago from another Chinese team, Shandong Taishan, where he spent a season after moving from Hearts.
The 26-year-old’s contract with United ends this summer so he is now free to speak to other clubs about a contract.
Henan Jianye, who finished fifth in the Chinese Super League last season, want McGowan in as soon as possible so are willing to pay in order to release him from his Tannadice deal.
Were McGowan to leave, though, it would be a big blow to the Tangerines as they try to fight relegation after being cut 14 points adrift at the foot of the Premiership.
They face a crucial match against Kilmarnock at home on Saturday and unless he makes a rapid return to China he will be one of manager Mixu Paatelainen’s first picks for that fixture.
Elsewhere, it was confirmed at the weekend that Chris Erskine has signed a pre-contract with Partick Thistle, while Ryan Dow has been strongly linked to St Johnstone.
Darko Bodul has already been told he is free to leave United if he can find another club so could go before the January transfer window shuts.