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26th Jul 2016

Sky Sports have secured the rights for the Chinese Super League

You won't go without Pelle for too long

Darragh Murphy

If you were left wondering how you were going to get your fix of Graziano Pelle, wonder no more.

On Tuesday morning, Sky Sports announced the addition of the Ping An Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) to their coverage.

The next three seasons of the money-mad league will be coming to Sky, starting this weekend.

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The league has become famous for offering ludicrous wages to the likes of Ramires, Demba Ba and Alex Teixeira, all of whom have recently accepted big-money moves.

“This is more great news for football fans as we get set for our biggest ever season on Sky Sports,” said Sky Sports head of football Gary Hughes.

“The Ping An Chinese Super League is attracting players from Europe and is creating a really exciting competition that will only add to an incredible line-up of live football on Sky Sports.”

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The first game broadcast on the channel on Saturday will see Shanghai Greenland Shenhua, with Obafemi Martins in tow, take on Jiangsu Suning, who have former Liverpool target Teixeira.

And the next day, you’ll get the chance to witness the Sven-Göran Eriksson-led Shanghai SIPG, with superstar Hulk, clash with Guangzhou R&F.

If you’re one of the three people curious about what’s become of Spurs “legend” Paulinho, you’re in for a treat on August 13. Who needs the Premier League openers.

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