Inter in shock bid for Lavezzi
Italian newspaper Il Corriere del Mezzogiorno suggests that Inter are weighing up move for Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi.
The Neroazzurri had gone the extra mile to sign the Argentine in the summer, but he ultimately opted to join Paris Saint-Germain.
However, the player has had a rocky start to his career in France, with numerous injuries and poor form responsible for Lavezzi starting just two games this season.
Il Corriere del Mezzogiorno understand that the forward would be open to a return to Italy, with Inter ready to pounce.
It is no secret Andrea Stramaccioni is looking to sign another forward in January and he sincerely hopes Lavezzi will become available.
While Paris Saint-Germain are reluctant to sell the player at this moment in time, they could be open to a loan deal that would benefit all three parties.
Rivaldo fuels retirement talk
Brazil legend Rivaldo Vitor Borba Ferreira has admitted he is thinking about retiring from the game.
The 40-year-old is currently playing for Angolan side Karabuscorp, having joined the club from Sao Paulo in January 2012.
However, the player revealed he was considering retirement from the game after being ruled out for the season through a shoulder injury.
“With this injury the season is practically over for me in Angola. I have to think about whether I will stop playing or if I’ll continue for another year,” Rivaldo wrote on Twitter.
The Brazilian forward has enjoyed a very successful career, playing for some of the biggest European clubs, as well as a number of Brazilian giants.
Rivaldo scored 34 goals in 74 Brazil caps, bagging five of those at the 2002 World Cup, where Seleccao went on to win the coveted title.
It was at Barcelona that the forward enjoyed the best spell of his career, scoring 86 goals in 157 La Liga games for the Catalans.
Since leaving Camp Nou in 2002, Rivaldo played for AC Milan, Cruzeiro, Olympiakos, AEK Athens, Bunyodkor, Mogi Mirim, Sao Paulo and Kabuscorp.
German midfielder welcomes Dortmund link
Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Sebastian Rode has added fuel to speculations linking him with a January move to Borussia Dortmund.
German press recently suggested the Bundesliga champions are showing interest in the talented midfielder and it appears there is some truth in the rumours.
Sebastian Rode admits he is flattered by the reported interest from Dortmund, while revealing he is a BVB fan.
“BVB have twice become champions. It flatters me if they are interested in me,” Rode confessed to Sport Bild.
“I have a kid that usually sleeps in BVB linen. I have followed all their games on TV. I had the shirts of Andy Moller, Matthias Sammer and Thomas Rosicky, my role model.”
The 22-year-old is widely regarded as one of the most talented holding midfielders in Germany and he is enjoying a great season with Eintracht.
After 8 Bundesliga rounds, the team from Frankfurt occupy the second place in the overall standings.