I don't know if this belongs to Gossip anymore but because there is a lot of unbelievers I'll keep posting it here
Hochi sports has early reports of Goto Maki has signed a contract with Avex, but i dont see it.
S - Main Newspapers (not include Asahi Newspaper), Sports newspapers (not include Nikkan Sport)
A - Friday, Flash, Weekly Playboy, Josei Jishin, SPA
B - Asahi Newspaper, Josei Seven, Weekly Josei, Nikkan Sport, Sunday Mainichi
C - Cyzo, 2ch (Momusu Wolf thread), Yukan Fuji, Naigai Times, Weekly Asashi
D - Weekly Taishu, Asahi Geino, Weekly Gendai, Daily Gendai, Weekly Post
E - Weekly Bunshun, Weekly Shincho, Tokyo Sports, BUBUKA, Tantei File, Weekly Jitsuwa
F - Naispo, Jitsuwa Knuckles, BREAK MAX
S - Less than 90% reliability
A - Less than 70% reliability
B - Less than 50% reliability
C - Less than 30% reliability
D - Less than 10% reliability
E - Less than 5% reliability
F - Less than 1% reliability
On the same topic, Maki Goto profile was removed from UFA website yesterday.
For those who didn't believe Tokyo Sports the second time, I can understand the reputation is against it, but there's a big difference from a small black and white piece of news reporting a rumor on the air that was L&L, and it was reported as a rumor, compared to giving Maki the cover, first page in full body and color to say she's gonna be back with Avex, this time not as a rumor, but as news quoting insiders. This is why I didn't even post/comment the L&L thing but the Avex cover a few days later.
I'm not gonna say "I told you all" but it could be easily guessed, seriously. UFA has no money to send her to LA, but the desire to make people think she's still with them (thus keeping up her profile). In her blog, UFA wasn't mentioned anymore, not even in the copyright. So many newspapers wouldn't be involving Maki with Avex company unless there is the minimum sign that it might happen, aka pictures or insiders. You can gossip about boyfriends, but not deals. Many newspapers have been saying the same: Maki goes to Avex, for so long. Avex could have soon ended this and cut their profit source, that is guessing about Maki's future on the nations most desired agency, at anytime. Instead, everyone kept shut up. After all this, Max Matsuura coming on the same plan as Maki was not enough to convince unbelievers? It was not a "by chance" happening. And now a 90% credibility newspaper mentions it. According to Tokyo Sports previous information, she'd be formally introduced on the 22nd. We'll see. That is guessing, but I doubt the media would be more than half year saying Maki will be/is in Avex unless it were true.