Gossip Galore: In Other Words, Potential Football Reunions

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Gossip Galore: In Other Words, Potential Football Reunions
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Fabio Cannavaro's agent insists his client wants a move back to Juventus, the club he left after the Calciopoli scandal burst onto the world scene.

Cannavaro's return to Juventus—should it happen—would mean a big pay cut for the Italian. In other words, Cannavaro must only desire to reunite with his former teammates.

The centre back's contract runs out at the end of June. Gossip Galore thinks Cannavaro can fit in better at Milan, as they have more 30-plus-year-olds there, and a return would mean a likely Nesta-Cannavaro reunion.


Another player who is free to go in the summer is Rory Delap. Delap, who can make a throw-in next to his own goal look dangerous, has not signed a new contract with Stoke yet.

Should Delap move, they might replace him with a shotput champion.

Michael Ballack might share the same fate and leave Stamford Bridge the same way he came. The German midfielder has not excelled at Chelsea and has forever seemed like the shadow of the Bayern dynamo he was years ago.

How about a Bayer Leverkusen reunion with Ze Roberto and Diego Placente? Could they finish second in every single competition again? Half-miracles do happen, but can this happen twice?

Meanwhile, Nuno Valente and Maniche can move on a free transfer at the end of June with their contracts set to run out at Everton and Atletico Madrid, respectively.

Could this mean a Porto reunion? Can they win the Champions League again? Full miracles do happen, but can this happen twice?  


In Germany, Luca Toni has said that he could have joined Inter, Juventus, or AC Milan, but instead joined Bayern. In other words, Toni might be a great player, but he surely isn’t among the smartest.

Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti has again denied all the rumors linking him to a move to Chelsea. Of course, in the modern world of football, that means he is likely to be coaching Chelsea next season.

Other names that have been linked to the Stamford Bridge hot seat (one that Guus Hiddink will keep hot until his replacement shows up in the summer) include Frank “4-3-3 Forever” Rijkaard.

Werder Bremen’s Diego is wanted by Juventus. He has reiterated his desire to move to the Turin giants, but his current club is playing hardball, saying that the Brazilian is “priceless.”

In other words, a significantly improved bid will do; they just want more money.


That's it for Gossip Galore.


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