Barrios 'talking with' European clubs
Guangzhou Evergrande striker Lucas Barrios is keen to move back to Europe having become frustrated by his lack of playing time in China.
Barrios, 27, left Borussia Dortmund in May in an €8 million deal after struggling to hold down a regular place during the club's double-winning season.
However, the Paraguay international has played just 130 minutes in seven matches for Guangzhou and is now eyeing a return to Europe.
Barrios told his official website: "It is a nice experience [in China]... the league is becoming more competitive. Major players have come to shine from the biggest clubs in the world, like Conca, [Didier] Drogba, [Nicolas] Anelka.
"But personally, due to the matter of the quotas for foreigners, I don't have the continuity that I need, and also, I've been contacted by many European clubs that want my services.
"Because of this, the coming days will be very important, as I will speak with the club hierarchy in order to learn where my immediate future lies. The reality is that the team is strong, and the manager doesn't use my services. Due to this situation, maybe I will look to play the new season in Europe.
"My agents are talking with clubs in Germany, England and Spain. And my goal now is to play. This is what I came for and what I need, so this week will decide my future."