Rumors & Realities is back with the latest humorous rumors in the world of football. Yes, we are not always funny. But at least we try.
R-R has been busy watching Arsenal run out of strikers, Liverpool play like Derby County, and Manchester United missing Cristiano Ronaldo yet not admitting it.
Chelsea has been in top form. They may be "old," according to Sir Alex Ferguson, but that isn't holding them back from beating Ferguson's United to the top of the table.
R-R wouldn't want to be tagged a Chelsea fan, but we can't help but take a swipe at the Spaniard tagged the fat chef.
Rafa Benitez recently said that the next game against Manchester City is an important one. It is so important that Liverpool can start the season with it.
The only problem is that while Liverpool are starting their season next week, Chelsea, United and Arsenal have started three months ago.
Broken-down Liverpool are also thinking of luring either Real Madrid outcast Raffael van der Vaart or Benfica's Angel di Maria .
Whether they have money to fantasize about these players remains to be seen.
Who says Liverpool is only about Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard? Okay, perhaps it's everyone who watches football. But others think that Andriy Voronin can score 20 goals a season. Perhaps he can...if he goes to MLS.
With Robin van Persie and Nicklas Bendtner injured, Arsenal are ready to bounce on... absolutely no one.
On a more serious note, Fiorentina are interested in signing Roma's Matteo Brighi .
Brighi was destined for "greatness" according to Marcello Lippi a few years back. He hasn't turned into a great player, but he would certainly give Fiorentina a push.
Juventus, on the other hand, are said to be eying Manchester United's Nani .
Nani isn't too happy at Old Trafford since he has not really established himself as the new Ronaldo or the next Ryan Giggs. He's more of a new Solskjaer...although we rate him higher than Ferguson does.
Meanwhile, Manchester City are desperate to have a first team without home-grown players come next season.
They're so desperate to sign Daniel Alves or Maicon so that Micah Richards doesn't show up in their first eleven. The next step is probably finding a replacement for Stephen Ireland.
The Brazilian who made sure his country beat England's second team on Saturday, Nilmar , has caught the attention of many top clubs in Europe. The teams that are reportedly chasing him are Chelsea and Manchester United.
Chelsea will definitely miss Didier Drogba, among other Africans, when the African Cup of Nations comes by. Hence, they need another striker and Nilmar may fit the bill.
Finally, Milan are ready to put an end to their reputation as a 30 and above club.
They want to get rid of Giuseppe Favalli and Dida...perhaps as soon as the January transfer window opens.
Milan are interested in signing Moussa Sissoko and Ajax striker Luis Suarez . They might even opt to renew their interest in Edin Dzeko of Wolfsburg.
That's it for the rumors for now,