Former Danish international midfielder Stig Tofting is due in China for a 10-day trial with Jia A (First Division) side Tianjin Teda, the player's agent confirmed yesterday. 'Tofting should arrive in China on Sunday,' said Karsten Aabrink, the Dane's European agent. 'He is going to play for a club some 100km from Beijing and who are fourth from the bottom of the league. The team lost their latest game.' Tianjin lost 4-1 away to league leaders Shanghai Shenhua on Wednesday as the Chinese league resumed play after being suspended for three months because of the Sars outbreak. Aabrink added that since he was not involved in Tofting's deal with Tianjin he could not give financial details of the trial. According to an article which appeared on Tianjin's official website, the wage demands made by Tofting - nicknamed 'the butcher' - were 'rather high'. The 34-year-old midfielder has just been released from prison in Denmark after serving most of a four-month sentence for serious assault. He was sentenced in October for an assault in a Copenhagen restaurant in June 2002 and began his prison term on March 18 this year. Tofting was a key member of the Danish squad at the 2002 World Cup finals, has been capped 41 by his country and previously played for English Premier League side Bolton Wanderers.