Gerrard not returning to England
MLS commissioner Don Garber has poured cold water on speculation linking Steven Gerrard with a January return to Liverpool.
The former England star decided to leave his boyhood club this summer and in turn joined Los Angeles Galaxy, but it was believed he would consider moving back to Anfield on loan during the close season in Major League Soccer.
However, that does not appear to be a realistic possibility, at least according to MLS chief Don Garber.
“I don’t think so,” Garber told reporters at the Soccerex convention in Manchester. “And I had not heard that was something that was being contemplated.”
Steven Gerrard, 35, has so far started seven matches for his new club, scoring one goal, helping his side climb to the Western Conference summit.
After their six-match winning run came to an end against San Jose Earthquakes, LA Galaxy are 2/5 favourites to see off Montreal Impact.
Galatasaray to bid for Torres
Turkish media outlet Fotomac is reporting that Galatasaray are readying January bid for Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres.
The Turkish giants are well aware of the fact that the Spaniard’s contract with AC Milan is due to expire at the end of the season and they will attempt to sign him on a cut-price deal in the winter.
Torres is currently on loan at Atletico Madrid, but the Rossoneri would probably jump at the opportunity to cash in on the 31-year-old footballer.
The former Spain international has experienced all sorts of problems after leaving Liverpool for Chelsea, although he has shown some promise since returning to Vicente Calderon.
Even so, it is unlikely that los Colchoneros will attempt to make his loan deal permanent, having recruited the likes of Jackson Martinez and Luciano Vietto.
Since joining Atletico on loan from AC Milan, Torres has scored 6 goals in 28 competitive appearances.
Ricky Alvarez set for Argentina return
Inter Milan midfielder Ricky Alvarez could soon be returning to Argentina, according to O Jogo.
The Argentine footballer is likely to have his contract with the Nerazzurri rescinded in the coming days, meaning he should become a free agent.
And while Porto were believed to be interested in his signature, the latest reports suggest that the 27-year-old will sign for San Lorenzo.
Alvarez had mixed success since leaving Velez Sarsfield for Inter Milan, and he never quite managed to prove his worth at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
The midfielder went on to make 73 Serie A appearances for the Nerazzurri, scoring 11 goals in the process.
Alvarez was then loaned to Sunderland last summer, but having failed to impress in England as well, the former Argentina international will be returning to his native country.