Gossip Galore: Adriano Set For Flamengo Return

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Gossip Galore: Adriano Set For Flamengo Return

Adriano is set for a comeback to football with the club that made him the star he was yesterday. According to Flamengo officials, the club has offered the Brazilian international contract terms to join them and he is almost certainly going to accept.

Adriano is arguably the most unpredictable player in the world, especially after rising to world-class standards and being tagged as a party animal. His career has been plagued with personal problems, and after being released by Inter, the big striker is heading to Flamengo.

Gossip Galore admires Adriano's talent, feels for him and wishes him a healthy, party-free career in Brazil.

Another man that Gossip Galore feels for is Andy van der Meyde. No, he didn't retire, he still plays football at Everton. But according to his agent, van der Meyde is ready to put an end to his awful Goodison Park years and will be parting ways with the club this summer. His contract runs out this summer, and both the club and the player himself, are unlikely to be interested to extend their working period.

Unlike van der Meyde, Carlo Ancelottiis is a man in demand. Chelsea identify the Italian tactician as the ideal replacement for Guus Hiddink should the Russian coach stick with his original plans to quit Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.

AC Milan chairman Silvio Berlusconi has been quoted saying that, "if Ancelotti leaves, then Milan will have no problem finding a replacement."

The quote, which holds weak evidence that Ancelotti will leave San Siro, was identified by The Mirror as bombshell-proof that the Italian coach will be sitting on the benches of Stamford Bridge next season.

However, one piece of news worthy of noting is that Ancelotti is taking English language courses three times per week. David Beckham must have been a help for Ancelotti too.

Elsewhere, with Emmanuel Adebayor reportedly ready to leave Arsenal, Arsene Wenger has his sights set on capturing Blackburn's want-away striker Roque Santa Cruz. An Arsenal move for Santa Cruz would mean that The Gunners will have to enter a war bid with Manchester City. With lots of dough at the hands of owners who demand instant success at City, Arsenal will have a hard time making sure they get their target to the Emirates.

In Spain, Real Madrid have reportedly had enough with Arjen Robben's injury-plagued run in their first-team. Who's interested? Don't be shocked, but it's Manchester City.

City, along with Inter, are interested with the £18million-valued Dutch winger.

Meanwhile, Rafael Van der Vaart might also be offloaded in an attempt to raise some cash for Real Madrid to fund their, this time's every-summer, attempt to buy Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo.

Finally, Rafael Benitez might move Marseille midfielder Lorik Cana in case Xabi Alonso leaves Liverpool this summer.

Cana has played a major role in Marseille's rise to the top of Ligue 1 and, in case Alonso wants a move to Juventus or Arsenal, the Albanian international would be an ideal option for Benitez at £10 million.

Does that mean that the end has come for the Gareth Barry-Liverpool love affair? No, Benitez thinks Barry is 'special'. Whatever that means.

Until next time,


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