Despite intense speculation and ongoing negotiations, 1. FC Köln released a statement on Wednesday morning saying that Anthony Modeste’s move to Tianjin Quanjian is off.
The Frenchman is currently in China ahead of what would have been a medical, although the Bundesliga club announced that the two parties were unable agree on terms.
Statement: “1. FC Köln have terminated discussions with Tianjin Quanjian regarding the transfer of Anthony Modeste. FC forward Anthony Modeste will not transfer to Tianjin Quanjian after the parties involved were not able to reach an agreement. 1. FC Köln reached the decision to terminate discussions on Wednesday. Anthony Modeste’s contract with FC runs until June 30, 2021.”
The rumoured fee had thought to be around €35m, according to Kicker.