MLS transfer news: The latest rumors and trades in Major League Soccer
Goal summarizes the biggest transfer and trade talk involving the LA Galaxy, New York City FC, Toronto FC and the biggest clubs in North America
GUINGAMP BID $3M FOR ACCAM
Ligue 1 side Guingamp has bid $3 million for Chicago Fire attacker David Accam, according to Yahoo Sport France.
The 26-year-old Ghana international is enjoying a career year in MLS, having recorded 10 goals and seven assists in 17 matches for the first-place Fire.
ORLANDO CITY DROP INTEREST IN QUINTERO
The Chicago Fire are clear favorites to sign Colombia international Juan Fernando Quintero after Orlando City dropped its interest, according to ESPN.
The 24-year-old playmaker, currently at Independiente Medellin on loan from Porto, could reportedly cost up to $7.5 million. It is said that Chicago has Quintero’s discovery rights, giving the club the right of first refusal.
TROISI LOOKING AT MLS MOVE
Australia international James Troisi wants to move to MLS after his contract with Melbourne Victory expired, reports SBS The World Game.
Troisi sparked interest from abroad with a solid showing in the Confederations Cup, and the 29-year-old attacker is currently in New York hoping to lock up a move to a MLS club.
BENFICA REJECTS CREW MURILLO BID
The Columbus Crew have seen a $2.5 million bid for Benfica attacker Jhon Murillo rejected, according to zerozero.pt.
The 22-year-old has not yet played for Benfica and has been on loan at Portuguese top-flight side Tondela the past two seasons. Benfica does reportedly want to sell the Venezuela international, but the Crew must up their bid to secure the former Zamora star.
PRICE TAG DETERRED GALAXY FROM GIGNAC
LA Galaxy directors flew to Marseille to meet with Andre-Pierre Gignac but were put off by the money the move would require between the transfer fee and his salary, according to a L’Equipe journalist.
That means Gignac could extend his contract with Tigres, France Football previously reported. The forward’s contract with Los Felinos expires in June 2018 and, while the report says the Galaxy would’ve been his first choice, staying in Monterrey is preferable to a move to China.
DCU SIGNS BOLIVIAN FORWARD MIRANDA
D.C. United has signed Bolivian forward Bruno Miranda on loan from Universidad de Chile, according to La Tercera.
The 19-year-old, who has one cap for Bolivia, reportedly has joined United on an 18-month loan with an option to buy.
RSL MAKES JORQUERA OFFER
Real Salt Lake has made an $800,000 offer for Bursaspor attacker Cristobal Jorquera, according to Fanatik.com.
The 28-year-old Chilean is reportedly interested in moving to MLS, and would accept the offer if the Turkish club is keen on selling.
MARTINEZ MOVING TO HOUSTON
The Houston Dynamo have landed Argentine attacker Tomas Martinez from Portuguese club Braga, according to Record.
The 22-year-old River Plate product and former Argentina Under-20 standout moved to Braga in 2016, but failed to establish himself in the first team and spent the season with the club’s reserve side. The report suggests Martinez is heading to the Dynamo via a transfer worth close to 1.7 million euros.
ZIMMERMAN WANTED BY HOFFENHEIM
FC Dallas defender Walker Zimmerman is wanted by German club Hoffenheim, according to a report in Metro.us
Hoffenheim finished fourth in the Bundesliga last season, meaning Zimmerman could be stepping into Champions League football if he makes the move, with the rumored price for his services seemingly set at $1.5 million.
LAFC CLOSE TO SNEIJDER DEAL
Los Angeles FC is close to agreeing to a two-year deal with Galatasaray playmaker Wesley Sneijder, ESPNFC reports.
The 33-year-old would become the first designated player signing for the MLS expansion franchise, which will debut in the 2018 season.
Sneijder, who has 12 months remaining on his current contract, would remain with Galatasaray until reporting for MLS preseason in January.
IBRAHIMOVIC LINKED TO ATLETICO
MLS fans hoping Zlatan Ibrahimovic would make his way to the United States in 2018 got some worrisome news on Monday amid a fresh report linking the Swedish star to one of Europe’s top teams.
According to Spanish outlet Sport, Atletico Madrid is interested in signing Ibrahimovic in January. Ibrahimovic recently returned to Manchester to continue his rehabilitation from ACL surgery at Manchester United’s training facility, and the Sport report suggests Ibrahimovic could be an option for the Red Devils in January if his rehab goes well.
Ibrahimovic has been linked to the LA Galaxy since the winter, and before his injury he was considered a possibility for the Galaxy this summer.
IMPACT AGREE TO $5M CERUTTI FEE
The Montreal Impact have agreed to a $5 million transfer fee for San Lorenzo forward Ezequiel Cerutti, according to TyC Sports‘ Cesar Luis Merlo.
The 25-year-old would become the fifth Argentine on Montreal’s roster, joining Hernan Bernardello, Victor Cabrera, Ignacio Piatti and Andres Romero.
LAFC AMONG CLUBS EYEING VOM STEEG
Los Angeles FC, Toronto FC and Minnesota United are interested in signing U.S. Under-20 national team goalkeeper Justin Vom Steeg, according to the Rheinische Post.
Vom Steeg spent the 2016-17 campaign with second-tier German side Fortuna Dusseldorf but will be a free agent once his contract expires Friday. While the former UC Santa Barbara shot-stopper has drawn MLS interest, he reportedly would prefer to stay in Germany.
EUROPEAN CLUBS EYEING GALAXY’S DIOP
Clement Diop hasn’t had much time as the LA Galaxy’s first-choice goalkeeper, but he has already caught the eye of European scouts.
French club Guingamp is interested in acquiring Diop, according to French outlet L’Equipe. The report also identified Hamburg and Anderlecht as clubs interested in the 23-year-old Senegalese goalkeeper.
MONTREAL AMONG TEAMS IN FOR SNEIJDER
Veteran Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder could be headed to join up with the Montreal Impact, according to Turkish outlet Sporx
Should Sneijder leave Galatasaray, he would like to be with a bigger club to stay in the running for the World Cup next summer, but his large salary has left a door open for the MLS side to step in for his services.
OSPINA WANTED BY LA GALAXY
The LA Galaxy are hoping to beat Fenerbahce in the race to sign Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, according to talkSPORT.
Looking for more first-team playing time, the Colombian international has been linked to the Turkish side but the MLS club is a new suitor for his signature.
A “well-placed source” refuted the reports to the LA Times, suggesting there is nothing to the Ospina link.
WHITECAPS OFFER $5M FOR HUTCHINSON
The Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS are willing to pay a $5 million transfer fee for Atiba Hutchinson, according to Spor 3.
Vancouver has long coveted the Canadian international, and the offer is now being mulled over by Besiktas manager Senol Gunes.
DALLAS INTERESTED IN COLOMBIAN ATTACKER
FC Dallas may be interested in bringing in Colombian international Hugo Rodallega according to Turkish Football News.
The 31-year-old attacker, who has played his last two seasons in Turkey, scored 10 goals and added three assists in time split between Akhisar Belediye and Trabzonspor after the joining the latter for €1.6 million last winter.
Rodallega also has experience in the English Championship with Fulham and Wigan Athletic and spent five seasons in Liga MX.