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Rumors & Realities: We're Back!

Rumors & Realities is back as we edge closer to our beloved month of January. Why do we love January so much? Well, it's New Year and a Merry Christmas—add to that the fact that the transfer window opens!

Yes, it might be snowing, but the transfer window will open on the first of January. Real Madrid are the first club to make a classy move for Dutch international Klass-Jan Huntelaar. R-R thinks Louis Van Gaal would make a good coach for the new Real.

An ex-Real Madrid star, Zinedine Zidane, has spoken of his deep regret over his infamous headbutt that was directed toward Marco Materazzi in the World Cup 2006 final in which France eventually lost to Italy on penalties.

Zidane also spoke of the days when taking creatine at Juventus was the norm.

The doping scandal which rocked the club ten years ago, but Juve were cleared of any wrongdoing by the World Anti-Doping Agency.

"Doping was a bad thing. We used to take creatine in Turin, it was illegal in France but not in Italy. I don't think it was dangerous," added Zidane.

Staying in Madrid, Real are after Independiente goalkeeper Fabian Assmann (R-R loves his name) this winter as they look to tie up an early replacement for veteran keeper Jerzy Dudek, whose contract runs out next June.

R-R eventually moves to its beloved Italy where Gianpaolo Pazzini is being linked to a January move to West Ham. Ever since Gianfranco Zola took over as West Ham coach, the side has been linked to almost every Italian there is.

The move—if it happens—will cost West Ham something in the region of €10m.

While Cristiano Ronaldo cleans his Golden Ball award from the fingerprints of Leo Messi, Jose Mourinho has his doubts that his compatriot is the best in Europe.

In his own charismatic words, Mourinho stated that a good foreign Inter player would have deserved the Ballon d’Or more than Ronaldo. Anyone to vote he’s speaking about Zlatan Ibrahimovic?   

Women are in control of men’s lives—even in football! Andriy Shevchenko moved from Milan to London because his wife wanted to live in England. Now Hernan Crespo’s wife wants her husband to move to Roma.

To all Muslims around the world, Happy Eid from R-R!


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