Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian midfielder Jadson has dropped a planned move to China by announcing he will remain at Corinthians.
The Brazilian club and China's Jiangsu Sainty had agreed in principle to the transfer but the 31-year-old backed out at the last minute, reports Xinhua.
"The only person that could decide he didn't want to go was the player himself," Corinthians' football director Sergio Luiz Janikian said Wednesday.
"He thought about it and decided that Corinthians was the best option in terms of his career. The Chinese club also sent us the necessary documents to cancel the operation."
Despite the club missing out on a reported five million euros fee for Jadson, the decision is likely to have satisfied coach Tite and Corinthians' fans.
Tite has made no secret of his plans to use the playmaker in a permanent starting role this year. The former Shakhtar Donetsk player was Man-of-the-Match in Corinthians' 2-0 Copa Libertadores victory against Sao Paulo last week.