The issue of unpaid wages in the Chinese Super League was back in the spotlight on Wednesday when it emerged that Shandong Luneng forward Roger Guedes was preparing to take his case to Fifa after going three months without pay, according to reports in his native Brazil. The forward, who has not played a game for Shandong this season, has been the subject of transfer speculation with a potential return to former club Atletico Mineiro touted. Guedes enjoyed a productive loan spell at Atletico Mineiro between December 2017 and July 2018, scoring nine goals in 12 appearances, and the club president has already stated his desire to bring the 23-year-old home to Brazil, but there could be a lengthy wait if the contract issue becomes a legal matter. Guedes, who has scored 14 goals in 30 games during a two-year spell with Shandong, appears well out of favour at the club and has yet to make an appearance this season after nine rounds of games. Shanghai Shenhua coach Choi Kang-hee rages at Guangzhou Evergrande’s naturalised players – ‘Give them the title’ According to a report on globoesporte.com, the forward informed the club that he has escalated the case of his missing salary to Fifa’s arbitration panel and is requesting a termination of his contract in China. The report said the losing party was expected to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). This emerged on the same day that CSL side Jiangsu Suning were forced to deny reports that they owed unpaid wages to their players. Reports in Chinese media said Jiangsu Suning players threatened to skip training sessions in protest over the unpaid salaries. Tsun Dai wants to represent China and not Hong Kong The players eventually agreed to train after the club paid them their overdue wages. Suning dismissed those reports as unfounded. “All the allegations about our club are rumours,” read a club statement. “After achieving a big win in the last round, the team conducted recovery training under the guidance of the head coach this afternoon to prepare for the upcoming match.” Jiangsu beat Henan Jianye 5-2 in Dalian on Sunday to stay firmly in the hunt for a sport in the championship round. They meet second-placed Shandong on Thursday. The issue of contract breaches by way of unpaid wages is not a new issue in the Chinese Super League. A number of foreign players over the years have reported loss of pay as a precursor to terminating their contracts in China. Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba are among the most high-profile cases.