Good morning/afternoon folks. I know we here at SBI have been neglecting your craving for European soccer news in the past few weeks with the MLS Combine and Draft taking center stage, but we assure you that we are putting Europe back on the menu going forward, and just in time for plenty of big news. Here are just a few stories to get your day going and conversations started
Ibisevic out for season
TSG Hoffenheim striker Vedad Ibisevic was enjoying a dream season as leading scorer in the Bundesliga and star of a first-place team, but that dream came crashing after word hit that Ibisevic suffered torn knee ligaments in Wednesday's friendly against Hamburg in Spain and is out for the season.
You can expect Hoffenheim to immediately join the chase for big-ticket strikers in order to keep alive its surprising hopes for a Bundesliga title.
As for those of you who read this story and thought "Why couldn't it have been Neven Subotic instead", I say shame on you.
City's mega-offer for Kaka being considered
Just when you thought a Kaka to Manchester City move couldn't happen regardless of price, it seems AC Milan has agreed to Man City's insane £108 million offer for the Brazilian superstar. Now all that seems left to do is convince Kaka that he should join rich kids from Manchester.
Can this really be? Could Manchester City be preparing to add Kaka to Robinho? Could anybody have expected this a year ago?
With reports starting to surface that Kaka is ready to go, it seems like only a matter of time before the unimaginable actually happens.
Calderon resigns as Real Madrid Boss
Ramon Calderon promised Real Madrid fans the world when he took over as team president less than three years ago. In the end, he delivered nothing.
Calderon resigned from his post amid allegations of corruptions and the tinge of unfulfilled promises in a move that should shaking things up in Madrid and might likely put an end to the lengthy Cristiano Ronaldo courtship saga.
What do you think of the above stories? Does Hoffenheim still have a realistic chance of winning the Bundesliga without Ibisevic? Have you finally accepted that Kaka to Manchester City might actually happen? Think Sir Alex Ferguson is dancing a jig after hearing his old friend Ramon Calderon quit in scandal?
Share your thoughts below.