Just because it’s November doesn’t mean the rumor mill isn’t churning out bits of information for January and beyond.
First, and most bizarre, is the semi-annual tradition of Brazilian legend Ronaldinho being linked to Major League Soccer. While the 34-year-old is just coming off a half-season of a 2-year deal with Queretaro after scoring three times in eight games, Mexican outlet Codice Informativo is linking him with a transfer to the L.A. Galaxy. Queretaro has already said, “Nope”, but that won’t stop the reports from rolling onward. Ronaldinho was tipped to head to New York Red Bulls last season, but this one at its core makes a bit more sense given Landon Donovan’s impending retirement.
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The BBC has a reports of German international defender Christoph Kramer praises the virtues of Real Madrid when asked about reported interest from the Spanish giants. He could join Germany teammate Toni Kroos, but hold on a second: Bayer Leverkusen fully expect the defender to come back to town once his two-year loan at Bayer Leverkusen is finished this summer.
As we told you earlier, Liverpool could get Belgian striker Divock Origi back from Lille ahead of schedule for a bit more money. The forward is up for it.
Wolves have made a tiny coup for a short period of time, reportedly snapping up Sunderland striker Danny Graham on loan for the rest of 2014.
And last but certainly not least, Metro claims that Real Madrid could sell Gareth Bale this summer for an absurd $140 million. Who’s labeled as the front-runner? Almost as nutty, it’s Chelsea.