Yaya Toure has arrived in China for a trial stint at second tier club, a few days after denying claims by his agent Dimitri Seluk that he has retired from playing football.
The 36-year-old Ivorian has been a free agent since December after an unsuccessful three-month spell at Olympiakos in Greece.
Toure was pictured on Thursday arriving China ahead of a trial stint at Qingdao Huanghai who play in the second division.
A club official has confirmed the news to AFP saying: “He is here for a trial. The coaching team will assess his physical condition and ability to decide whether he is suitable for our team.”