PP Sports released a statement on Thursday night, claiming the termination was just a "strategic adjustment".
BEIJING, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- The English Premier League announced on Thursday that they have terminated their cooperation with Chinese broadcaster PP Sports.
The 23-year-old Dutchman has signed a five-year contract at Old Trafford, with an option to extend by a further year. The transfer fee is 39 million euros (46 million U.S. dollars), which may increase to 44 million euros if certain clauses are met.
Marouane Fellaini (R) of Shandong Luneng vies with Wu Xi of Jiangsu Suning during the 9th round match between Shandong Luneng and Jiangsu Suning at the postponed 2020 season Chinese Football Association Super League (CSL) Dalian Division in Dalian, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 3, 2020. (Xinhua/Pan Yulong)
It was a bizarre way for the Frenchman to lose the jersey which he had kept for three days after winning the stage two.
"Our development will not be redirected. It is just a strategic adjustment based on reality. We will continue to hand the best services to our fans and partners," it added. Enditem
Elsewhere Sky Sports informed that Chelsea have reached agreement with Bayer Leverkusen to sign striker Kai Havertz. Enditem
A product of the Ajax youth academy, Van de Beek made his first-team debut in 2015. In total, he played 175 official matches for Ajax, scoring 41 times.
The women's pole vault event was also won by a Swede, as Angelica Bengtsson finished with a best jump of 4.72 meters. Enditem
A source told Xinhua, they have paid 50 percents of the negotiated fees at the initial stage of the three-year circle.
"COVID-19 brought us lot of challenges, which were highlighted in the copyright negotiations. We are regretful to announce the termination with Premier League despite rounds of negotiations," read a statement.