The rumors surrounding Diego Forlan continue with a report from Anandabazar Patrika - a major Indian newspaper - stating (per Indian Football Network's translation) that the Uruguayan star has signed for Indian Super League's Atletico Kolkata.
Forlan is a big name in world football, even at 37, so it is a little surprising this news hasn't been more widely reported - not least by Atletico Kolkata. The club's social media channels have been silent since wishing its fans a happy Rath Yatra (fun fact: the festival from which the word juggernaut is said to be derived).
#ATK wishes all a happy and divine #RathYatra. pic.twitter.com/rd6Qnv7Jz4— Atlético de Kolkata (@atletidekolkata) July 6, 2016
Perhaps the official announcement will come on a day less crowded with celebrations (July 6 is also Eid al-Fitr: the end of Ramadan; quite a large part of the world's population has better things than football transfers to think about today).
In favor of Anandabazar's report is the fact Diego's brother Pablo Forlan has confirmed there is discussion with Atletico Kolkata. But Diego's father - also Pablo - more recently listed the offers his son had received, and neglected to mention ISL.
The truth will out in due course.
In related news, the list of clubs that won't be signing Forlan is slowly growing. To Necaxa and Club America, add MLS's Montreal Impact.
Diego Forlán aurait reçu une offre de la part de RBNY. Je sais de source sûre qu'on la offert à #IMFC, qui a passé son tour. #MLS #mercato— Arcadio Marcuzzi (@_marcuzzi) July 6, 2016
Translation and clarification graciously provided by Mr. Marcuzzi.
@Once_A_Metro Nope. I said IMFC were offered Forlán and passed.— Arcadio Marcuzzi (@_marcuzzi) July 6, 2016