Hot on the heels of the rumor that RB Leipzig stalwart Tim Sebastian is readying to move to Harrison, we receive a firm rebuttal to the story.
A report in Mitteldeutsche Zeitung brings news of RB Leipzig's reaction to the Sebastian-to-New-York rumor:
Clear message: No
And the same piece adds the news that one of Sebastian's business representatives - Karl Michael Herzog - is also expecting the player to report to training with his current club in January.
End of story? Not even Mitteldeutsche Zeitung believes that, noting "the transfer period ends on 1 February, of course, still room for speculation."
The New York Red Bulls are in the midst of a pre-Christmas news frenzy, having just signed two players and promising more news ahead in the near future.
Look for more #RBNY news tomorrow ... Great day today to sign two Homegrown products #RBNY— Jason Baum (@JasonBaumPR) December 21, 2015
But it would appear that news won't be about Tim Sebastian. We will most likely have to wait until January - when the various Red Bull clubs start to fill their training camp rosters (Leipzig and Salzburg have mid-winter breaks; RBNY will have preseason arrangements to make) - to find out whether his future is in New York. Though Leipzig has said that it isn't in about as plain and simple a way as Google Translate will allow.