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Smeltz transfer to Shandong Luneng falls through

July 23, 2010
By Soccernet staff
New Zealand international striker Shane Smeltz has returned to Gold Coast United after his move to Chinese club Shandong Luneng fell through.

Smeltz spent just a few days in China and trained with his Gold Coast team-mates on Thursday having cited ''personal'' issues - believed to be based around relocating his wife and two children in Jinan - for his decision not to move.

"For me I was over there with all the right intentions but there were a few personal issues and obviously ...

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