Kruse is coming off four years with Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen where he wanted to depart the club due to the lack of game time.

Holland is coming from a disappointing campaign with Adelaide United where he managed 13 games in a struggling side.

A photo of the two Australians was posted on Twitter by Holland’s agent Ante Alilovic posing with club representatives of Liaoning.

Holland has not featured in the Socceroos since a World Cup Qualifying 2-1 win over Japan in 2014 while Kruse remains first-choice in coach Ange Postecoglou’s plans.

Forgotten Socceroo Dario Vidosic is currently in the Liaoning squad but is tipped to return to the A-League in the January transfer window.

Four current Socceroos currently play in the CSL– Ryan McGowan (Henan Jianye), Matthew Spiranovic (Hangzhou Greentown), Trent Sainsbury (Jiangsu Suning) and Apo Giannou (Guangzhou R&F).