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Chinese media are reporting La Liga's season precursor could be played in the Middle Kingdom from 2013, following on from the Italian Supercup's lead

Spanish football's interest in China continues to grow as plans for the next four Supercups to be played in the Middle Kingdom firm up, according to local media reports.

During the conference for “The First China International Fair for Trade in Services”, the vice-chief of Sports department in Bejing, Chen Lie, announced that in the future four years the match between La Liga and Copa del Rey's winners could be held in the capital, in order to increase Spanish football's popularity in the most populated country of the world.

The plan is likely to be confirmed on June 1, although at this stage the Spanish Football Association (RFEF) denied any confirmation on the deal.

It remains improbable that the first match will be hosted in China this year given time and logistics, with the move expected to commence in 2013.

Spanish football has already shown signs of interest in expanding its market in China, with La Liga club Real Betis having announced to play two friendlies in Nanning and Shenzhen this summer.

Chinese football fans have exciting times to come, as a top friendly between Manchester City and Arsenal is being lined up for July 27 according to local reports, while the Italian Supercup could be played in Beijing this year too.

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