Southampton's Charlie Austin (10) in action with Manchester City's Ederson in December 2018. Photo: Reuters

English Premier League investigates Chinese state ownership of Southampton after Gao Jicheng’s Lander Sports sale

  • League checking whether sale of stake in Shenzhen-based real estate company impacts ownership of Saints
  • Gao financed 2017 deal for 80 per cent of south coast club using his personal fortune
Topic |   English Premier League

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Southampton's Charlie Austin (10) in action with Manchester City's Ederson in December 2018. Photo: Reuters
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Jonathan White

Jonathan White

Jonathan White joined the Post in 2017 after a decade reporting on sport from China. He originally moved to Beijing to coach football in 2007 and later spent two years in Shanghai.