Well that didn't take long to go from report to reality...
Fulham forward Eddie Johnson will play out his season with Greek battlers Aris Thessaloniki, managed by former Inter Milan and Valencia boss Hector Cuper.
UPDATE: I've also just been informed that Zachary Herold decided last night to spurn Cologne to sign with MLS.
UPDATE UPDATE: Having already snapped up Johnson on loan, Aris FC are now being linked with a similar move for Benfica outcast Freddy Adu.
- Greg Seltzer