In a statement, the Beijing Ducks said the club had kept good communication with Lin and relevant parties, and had reached an agreement to extend Lin's contract before the California-born star's decision to leave.
Stage One will be played across two blocks of eight days: September 13-20 and September 28-October 5.
Elsewhere, ninth-seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain disposed of American Sloane Stephens 6-3, 6-3, and former French Open winner Svetlana Kuznetsova had to fight hard for a 3-6, 7-6 (3), 6-3 win over the U.S.'s Bernarda Pera. Enditem
"I am very happy and excited. This is the next step for me. I hope to help the team and that we will fight for promotion to the Premier League. I spoke to my compatriot Krystian Bielik, who also plays here. He advised me to join the club," said the player.
The club has splashed cash on 12 new players in the current transfer window including foreigners; Uganda international Tito Okello, Cameroonian midfielder Bertrand Ngafei and Malawian midfielder Andrew Malisero.
Esteghlal parted company with Farhad Majidi at the end of Iran's super league season and reportedly has not reached an agreement with Italian coach Andrea Stramaccioni.
The new season is said to be Lucien Favre's last chance to turn things around after the side failed to overtake their high-spending Bavarian rivals in the past two years.
"We face the world's best team, and you can say it is one of the hardest games you can start with. But still, it's a game, and this gives you the chance to achieve some points," the striker told Xinhua in an interview.
"The whole sports business is going through a difficult time, so the broadcasters in China have to buy the broadcasting rights based on rational judgement. We need to enhance our bargaining power," Wang Dong, executive vice president of Suning Sports, said during the 2020 China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS). Enditem
Schwartzman, who ousted Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals, beat Canadian Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 5-7, 7-6 (4) in the other semifinal.
He insisted the club would keep faith in Torrent, who worked alongside Guardiola at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City before taking charge of New York City in 2019.