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Americans Abroad transfer rumor roundup: Terrence Boyd nears move to Austria

Americans Abroad transfer rumor roundup: Terrence Boyd nears move to Austria

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The recently cap-tied U.S. striker will seek to gain his initial taste of first-team action with the Austrian Bundesliga outfit.

Tim Howard: Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini is reportedly being courted by Chelsea, among other clubs. The Belgian playmaker would be a huge loss for the Toffees and would significantly hurt the club’s European aspirations. In addition, manager David Moyes is reportedly very upset about the club’s attempt to sell defender Leighton Baines to Manchester United. There are rumors that he would leave the club if Baines is sold. In addition, vocal leader Tim Cahill is being courted by several Middle Eastern clubs and is rumored to be considering a move. While there’s no way that Howard would be on the move, his club appears to be getting weaker early on in the transfer window.

Clint Dempsey: Fulham is preparing for life without Dempsey and has its eyes on Huddersfield’s Jordan Rhodes as the Texan’s replacement. The U.S. international has failed to re-up on his contract, which only has a year remaining, and Cottagers boss Martin Jol is hoping to land Rhodes as an insurance policy. This news adds to the speculation that Dempsey has played his last home game at Craven Cottage.   

Brad Guzan: Guzan has loosely been linked to Ipswich Town as a possible destination. The Championship outfit finished 15th in the table last season and while Guzan could probably handle the top flight, he would be one of the best keepers in the Championship if that’s where he ultimately lands.

Terrence Boyd: U.S. international striker Boyd is nearly set to join Austrian club Rapid Vienna. The Borussia Dortmund reserve had been frustrated with his lack of first team action and was angling for a move since season’s end. By joining Rapid Vienna, Boyd would have the opportunity to play in the Europa League next season as the club finished second in the Austrian Bundesliga last season.  

Maurice Edu and Carlos Bocanegra: Rangers have successfully appealed the 12-month transfer embargo that was put on the club following its slide into administration. While that win is valuable, the club may be hit with other severe penalties before next season and may even face expulsion from the Scottish Premier League. Bocanegra has already stated that he would not take another pay cut in order to remain with the club, while Edu is reportedly being courted by Turkish club Trabzonspor. Both players have expressed devotion to Rangers in the past, but there is a chance that one or both could be in different uniforms next season.

Edgar Castillo: Castillo, who had been with Club Tijuana on loan, secured a full transfer to the club on Thursday as Tijuana bought his rights from Club America. The stability will certainly ease his mind going forward.

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