Yannick Carrasco is apparently ‘lonely’ in China and his club have said he can leave if he’s unhappy.

MADRID, SPAIN – APRIL 15: Yannick Carrasco of Atletico de Madrid reacts during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and CA Osasuna at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 15, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Yannick Carrasco was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal in the January transfer window although it is believed this was a signing driven by Sven Mislintat and the club have now moved on from chasing after his signature.

Things can, of course, always change yet again.

According to a report in the Borneo Post, his club’s general manager, Zhou Jun, said, “He has a contract with the club and cannot just leave when he wants.

“But if Carrasco finally decides to go back to Europe, then we will try to find a good way for both sides to solve the problem.

“If there is any difficulty, let’s see whose difficulty is bigger. If it’s harder for the club, I believe Carrasco will stay.

“If it’s harder for Carrasco, both the club and fans will understand him (leaving this summer).

“His wife stayed with him last season, but this term, he sees her only occasionally,” said Zhou.

“In this respect, Carrasco needs to endure loneliness.”

Speaking at the end of March, Carrasco said, “I would love to go back to Europe, many clubs were interested in me.

“We tried to find a solution in January that would allow me to leave Dalian Yifang, but I understand the position of the club. They wanted me to stay.”

Some reports from last month suggested Unai Emery would still be interested in signing Carrasco in the summer.

However, AC Milan would presumably provide competition once again and the player’s wages would reportedly be pretty significant.