Ricardo Carvalho's Shanghai SIPG move confirmed by AFC Champions League

It has been revealed on the tournament's Twitter account that the defender has moved to the Chinese Super League side, though the club are yet to officially confirm the deal

Shanghai SIPG have completed the signing of former Chelsea and Real Madrid defender Ricardo Carvalho, according to the AFC Champions League's Twitter account.

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The Chinese Super League outfit, now managed by ex-Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas, landed Oscar for a reported £52m earlier in the transfer window.

And it has been revealed by the AFC Champions League's Twitter account that they have strengthened their squad further with the addition of Carvalho, though a deal is still yet to be officially announced by Shanghai SIPG.

Carvalho, a free agent since leaving Monaco at the end of the 2015-16 Ligue 1 campaign, has been training with the club in the last few days, Villas-Boas has revealed.

When asked about the rumours surrounding Carvalho, he told Chinese media: “I have a good relationship with Carvalho, who has a wonderful professional career.

“His CV makes it impossible for me to doubt his considerable stature among his peers. I’m impressed by the composure he showed on his first day of training. Right now he’s just training with us. We’ll make a decision in due time.”

However, Xie Hui, an assistant coach at the club, recently issued an ambiguously-worded message on his Weibo account saying: “Ricardo Carvalho, it’s a honor to have you on our side.”

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The 38-year-old was part of the Portugal squad that was successful in Euro 2016 last summer - the latest honour in a trophy-laden career for the centre-back.

Carvalho won three Primeira Liga titles and one Champions League crown with Porto before switching to Chelsea, playing a key part in them claiming three Premier League titles and three FA Cups.

He left Stamford Bridge after six years to join Real and lifted the Liga title with Los Blancos during the 2011-12 season before joining Monaco in 2013.

Shanghai SIPG are one of Chinese football's star attractions, having also signed Hulk from Zenit for a then-Asian record £46.1m before smashing that mark when securing Oscar.