Beijing Guoan are not expecting Kim Min Jae to leave the club this summer, despite interest from Watford. 

The Watford Observer has been told that the Chinese club have been contacted by representatives from Vicarage Road regarding the South Korean, but that it would take an "irresistable offer" for them to consider selling.

The Hornets' interest in the defender was first reported during the January transfer window last season while the player was still with Korean side Jeonbuk Hyundai, but the 22-year-old instead opted for a move to China, where he is said to be enjoying his life.

With the defender only joining the Imperial Guards in January of this year, sources in China have said they would find it 'highly unlikely' that he would be allowed to leave so soon. 

Nevertheless, Watford rekindled their interest in the player during the summer, as they look to bolster their defence ahead of the upcoming Premier League season.

However, Kim has been an important part of Guoan's defence during the current Chinese Super League campaign, making 23 appearances in all competitions and, with it looking possible that the Beijing side will feature in the Asian Champions League again next season, he is a player they are keen to hold onto.

Additionally, a relaxing of the rules by the Chinese FA regarding the number of foreign players a CSL side has in their matchday squad means that Kim can expect to play even more regularly as of this month.