The rumors about Uruguayan legend Diego Forlan had seemed to be settling down: little advance on stories linking the player to the New York Red Bulls, Independiente, or Colo Colo. Liga MX's Necaxa quashed the suggestion it was chasing the 37-year-old forward. Club America's president, Ricardo Pelaez, went out of his way to say his team was not going to be making a move for Forlan - which was odd, but good to know.
Only the rumor connecting Forlan to Indian Super League's Atletico Kolkata appeared to have any serious traction.
But Diego's Dad, Pablo Forlan - also a former Uruguay international - has stepped up to keep the rumor mill churning.
In a radio interview with Argentine radio program Simplemente River, Father Forlan knocked back rumors about River Plate seeking out Diego:
"No tenemos ninguna propuesta de River" Pablo Forlán, padre de Diego en @SimplementeRP— Lorena Antelo (@LoreAntelo_) July 5, 2016
And he also revealed the offers his son has received:
"Hay dos ofertas de México, una de EE.UU y otra de Chile" Pablo Forlán, padre de Diego Forlán— Simplemente River (@SimplementeRP) July 5, 2016
The one from Chile would presumably be Colo Colo's rumored interest. The two from Mexico are a mystery - not Necaxa or America, we can assume. And the one from the USA? Could be any team in the country, of course. But a not-particularly-convincing Forlan-RBNY rumor was floated a few weeks back.
One other point to note about the current wave of Forlan rumors: they're all being confirmed by his own family. Brother Pablo was the source who stated there were ongoing talks between Atletico Kolkata and Diego. Now Father Pablo has asserted there are offers from Mexico, Chile, and the USA (India not mentioned, as it happens).
The Forlan family is, of course, a very good source for news about the Forlan family.