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The Daily Bee (December 9, 2016): Silly, silly, silly rumors

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Real Madrid CF v Borussia Dortmund - UEFA Champions League Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

It's the start of December which means we're very close to the next transfer window which starts in January. Silly season is upon us fellas and there are some deliciously delusional rumors already!

  • This rivals any article from the British media as the worst possible "journalistic report" of 2016

Yes you read that right, the MARCA just published an article where they state that BVB have given an option to Real Madrid to buy Aubameyang, Weigl and Dembélé. Our management is apparently such good friends with Perez that we promised them first-right on all of those players.....for FREE!

Sigh.

This is backed by 0 facts and can't possibly be true but hey, silly season am I right?

  • Aubameyang reiterating his desire to play for Real

Let's discuss something a bit more substantial. After the game on Wednesday Auba was asked by a journalist from BEIN Sport Espana about his comments about Real Madrid and PEA replied with, "I promised my grandfather to play here". The reporter continued, "Should I tell Florentino [Perez] that you want to play for Real Madrid?" and Auba replied "Yes".

This isn't necessarily new and the interview was conducted in a rather humorous fashion but it is clear at this point that if he leaves where he'll end up. We have to see how the transfer ban will play out for the Los Blancos but a transfer in 2018 seems to be quite likely.

  • Ronald Matarrita to Dortmund?

This is an odd one. There are always silly rumors about players leaving BVB and most of them turn out to be wrong but there are also players linked to BVB as well.

This rumor is about Ronald Matarrita, a 22-year old left back who plays for NYCFC in the MLS. Why we would be in the market for a left back with Schmelzer, Guerreiro, Passlack and Durm all able to fill out the position rather well is beyond me but this rumor has been consistently popping up in recent weeks. However I'd take it with a grain of salt since LB is not a need right now and none of the rumors come from any of the traditionally well-informed outlets covering the black and yellows.

Daily Buzz: You guys probably know a lot more about the MLS than me so is there a player from the league that you'd want to see in a BVB-jersey?