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Report: Miroslav Klose snubbed Deportivo La Coruna, planning move to China

Didn't he just snub Legia Warsaw for a move to MLS?

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The future of Miroslav Klose's career is rapidly becoming the least-interesting long-running rumor on the mill at the moment. Traditionally regarded as a world-class striker and exemplar of sportsmanshipthe 38-year-old Klose is being portrayed by the rumor mill as a vacillating dilettante who cannot make up his mind about where he wants to play next.

At 38, retirement is surely an option, and the striker has been out of contract since leaving Lazio this summer. But the rumor mill persists with the suggestion that Klose has a very clear idea of where he is going next. Unfortunately, the rumor-mongers do not share Klose's reported resolve, so the story about where he plans to go will not stand still.

There was definitely an effort to land the forward with a club in Australia's A-League, but that move had been shot down by September, after Australian clubs reportedly balked at Klose's age. No matter: a widely-reported interview with Legia Warsaw exec Michal Zewlakow revealed the Polish club had sought out the Poland-born striker's services, but had failed because the player had already committed to playing in the USA.

But that was last month's story. With October comes a fresh story: Deportivo La Coruna's sporting director, Richard Barral, told Radio Marca Coruna that his club had approached Klose to fill a vacancy for an attacking player, but Miro was focused on a move to China.

We wait for November's installment of the club-snubbed-by-Klose-reports-he-is-committed-to-playing-elsewhere saga.