It was only about three weeks ago that the rumor mill was insisting the New York Red Bulls were in hot pursuit of legendary German striker Miroslav Klose.
Then it was suggested Eintracht Frankfurt might be the leading contender for the player's services. That rumor was quashed by no less a source than Frankfurt sporting director Bruno Hubner, who said his team was not interested in Klose. And then Hubner set the rumor mill spinning again by saying he was in fact interested.
Call Frankfurt the current favorite, but there is still room for another rumor or two - and journalist Akarsh Sharma has duly started one...
I have it on good authority that @ChennaiyinFC are/were in talks with Miroslav Klose for #ISL 2016, though a club official has denied it.— Akarsh Sharma (@Akarsh_Official) May 30, 2016
...though he has also noted that he is not in position to finish it:
@Powerpunt @ChennaiyinFC I can guarantee you they were/are in contact with Klose. I can't guarantee you that it'll go through.— Akarsh Sharma (@Akarsh_Official) May 31, 2016
@CFCshriram I've lost the link. Club keeping it under wraps. I'm not someone who chases stories. This one just fell into my lap.— Akarsh Sharma (@Akarsh_Official) May 31, 2016
Not bad rumor mill, not bad at all: in less than a month, we've gone from trying to figure out how RBNY would accommodate Klose and Bradley Wright-Phillips to wondering whether Indian Super League might conceivably snatch them both.