This sounds like the typical agent planted story to me, but hey, you decide.
More on Helguera here.
Agents are notorious for concocting these kinds of stories to drum up interest in a client. And in fact, I was recently contacted by an agent who said he represents a certain European player who is interested in joining a certain MLS team and did I know the coach’s number or e-mail?
Now, should I report that so and so wants to come to MLS? (I never did hear back from the agent after sending him the info he sought).