Emanuel Roșu, the Romanian journalist who first broke the Vlad Chiriches transfer, and then the rejection of that transfer by Steaua's locked-up homophobe of an owner, has tweeted this morning that there's still a chance that the transaction goes forward.
He quotes agent Giovani Becali. Giovani Becali is the cousin of Gigi Becali, the jailed tantrum-throwing owner mentioned above. I have tried to figure it out, and I honestly can't determine if Giovani Becali is the same person as Chiriches' agent Ioan Becali.
Football agent Giovani Becali, Gigi's cousin: "Chiriches' move to #THFC isn't off. Steaua got the money they wanted. Spurs wants the..."— Emanuel Roşu (@Emishor) August 1, 2013
This does not mean, as best as I can tell, that the transfer is now good to go. Gigi Becali still needs someone to stroke his hair and feed him a glass of warm milk until he calms down enough to carry out the most basic of his responsibilities as club owner. That is anything but a guarantee. While Becali can be counted on to commit crimes and spew bigotry, he is otherwise highly unpredictable.
But this is definitely better news than what we had yesterday, or than I was willing to believe two hours ago.