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Watford in talks for Beijing Guoan defender Kim Min Jae

Beijing Guoan defender Kim Min Jae remains a target for Watford.

The Watford Observer says the Hornets have retained a dialogue with the Chinese Super League club over a potential move for the player, but that several factors would need to be overcome in order for a transfer to happen.

One of the main stumbling blocks stems from the fact Guoan will be appearing in next season's Asian Champion's League and the competition's specific rules regarding the use of foreign players.

Currently, the ACL rule book states that "Each Participating Club may register four foreign Participating Players, however, at least one of these must have the nationality of an AFC Member Association."

At the moment Kim Min Jae is the only Guoan player who fulfils this requirement, meaning they would have to replace him with another player from an AFC member country.


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