Following Al Duhail's signing of Toby Alderweireld, Qatar could be positioned to be Asia's biggest transfer market players.
Former Brazil international Paulinho has joined Saudi Arabia's Al Ahli after parting ways with Chinese Super League giants Guangzhou.
The woeful displays from Beijing Guoan and Guangzhou in AFC Champions League 2021 hint at bigger problems for Chinese football.
As the AFC Champions League 2021 group stage comes to a close, we look back at the winners and loser from the East Zone.
As the AFC Champions League group stage reaches its final matchday, we take a look at which teams have progressed and which are on the brink.
All five groups in the AFC Champions League East Zone group stage are now underway, so which of the 20 teams have made the best impression so far?
Port FC dominated possession against Hong Kong's Kitchee SC but could not convert in the defeat.
The 2021 AFC Champions League has been one of the most unrecognisable ever, but it could also turn out to be the strangest in tournament history.
Paulinho has left eight-times Chinese Super League winners Guangzhou FC after the ex-Barca midfielder's contract was terminated by mutual consent.
Chinese Super League giants Guangzhou FC have confirmed the departure of Brazilian striker Anderson Talisca to Saudi Arabia's Al Nassr.
Guangzhou Evergrande could have sealed a knockout berth with a win over Suwon but will now need help from Vissel.
Guangzhou made gains in Group G by topping Vissel , while Shanghai SIPG dropped Yokohama Marinos for their first loss of the tournament.
Andres Iniesta was brilliant as Vissel Kobe secured passage to the knockout rounds with a win over Guangzhou Evergrande.
Shanghai SIPG FC looked to their bench to top Jeonbuk as the K League 1 champions lost their second AFC Champions League match of the tournament.
With the East Zone set to return, Andres Iniesta, Ki Sung-yueng and Rhyan Grant will be key as their sides seek to reach the finals.
Alex Teixeira scored and put on a stellar performance to earn Jiangsu Suning their first-ever Chinese Super League title.
Football officials are confident that China's Champions League teams will be able to travel to Qatar when the competition resumes next week.
Guangzhou Evergrande failed to turn their superiority into goals as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Jiangsu Suning in the championship playoff.
The world's biggest football stadium is being built in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, with work having started on Thursday.
Guangzhou Evergrande have sacked Yu Hanchou after video that allegedly showed him changing his car registration plate number circulated online.
Guangzhou Evergrande clinched an eighth Chinese Super League title in nine seasons as Fabio Cannavaro's side beat Shanghai Shenhua 3-0.
Under-pressure Fabio Cannavaro will remian coach of Guangzhou Evergrande, but the Italian has been told to provide a more "rigorous" coaching style.
Brazilian-born striker Elkeson is the first player of non-Chinese heritage to have been included in the China squad.
Guangzhou Evergrande took a huge stride towards reclaiming the Chinese Super League title as Fabio Cannavaro's side won 3-1 at Beijing Guoan.