Portimonense manager confirms: "Shoya Nakajima is not a Portimonense player anymore"
Portimonense manager Antonio Folha has confirmed in the aftermath of his side's home defeat to Chaves that Shoya Nakajima is no longer a Portimonense player.
Nakajima, who was already expected to be moving overseas in a €35million bid, has been a target of many sides across the continent in recent months.
And they transfer saga has now come to an end, with Folha confirming that Shoya "is not a Portimonense player anymore."
"He was sold. I don't know about the deal and don't want to."
"What I do know if that while he was at Portimonense, he was fantastic to work with."
The Japanesee international, who missed the Asian Cup due to injury, is believed to be set to join Qatari outfit Al Duhail, a move which should be made official in the coming days.
It would see Nakajima link up with Jose Mourinho's former assistant manager Rui Faria, the Portuguese coach now manager of the Qatari side and undoubtedly fully aware of all the buzz surrounding the Japanese forward.
The move would come as a surprise and disappointment to many in Europe though, who would have felt that Nakajima had a lot to offer the European game.
Nakajima was even heavily linked with a move to the English Premier League, with both Southampton and Wolves believed to have been considering a move for the Japanese winger.
However, that's not the end of the story.
Indeed, AS report that Nakajima's move out of the continent may be a cunning ploy by French giants PSG, who are looking to find a way to get round financial fair play difficulties.
The Spanish publication report that Nakajima would stay in Qatar for the rest of this season, before then joining PSG for a much smaller fee in the summer.
It would see Portimonense get their money, PSG get their man, and prevent any breach of FFP.
The loophole is made possible by the fact that the owner of PSG is also the owner of the Qatari outfit.