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MLS transfer news: The latest rumors and trades in Major League Soccer

11:05 PM EDT 6/1/18
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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

Rooney's D.C. deal in advanced stages

Wayne Rooney's move to MLS with D.C. United could become official as early as Monday, Sky Sports reports. 

The 32-year-old is expected to sign a two-year deal worth £3.8 million per season. 

RSL on the verge of landing Leguizamon

Real Salt Lake is on the verge of signing Paraguayan winger Osmar Leguizamon, with radio station ABC Cardinal the first to report the news (via ).

The Salt Lake Tribune  has also confirmed that club and player have been in contact. 

Red Bulls chasing Pussetto

Argentine outlet  Ole  claims that the New York Red Bulls and Boca Juniors are the two clubs in the running for 22-year-old forward Ignacio Pussetto. 

While Boca is interested in his signature, his current club, Huracan, is believed to be asking for a transfer fee larger than what the Argentine club is willing to spend. 

Baines wants Everton stay

Leighton Baines wants to stay at Goodison Park amid links to the LA Galaxy, reports the BBC

The Sun   had reported on Tuesday that Baines would be flying to Los Angeles to negotiate with the MLS side, but the BBC report claims that the defender would rather stay at Everton. 

The 33-year-old is ready to fight for a place in the team under a new manager, with the club having parted ways with Sam Allardyce last week. 

Cameron considering summer MLS move

U.S. national team defender Geoff Cameron is contemplating a summer move to Major League Soccer and has multiple teams interested in his services, according to .

The report says that if Cameron does return to MLS it would likely be as a designated player. 

The defender/midfielder spent six seasons with Stoke City, but is coming off a season that saw the club relegated. 

Adams to make RB Leipzig move

RB Leipzig are closing in on signing Tyler Adams from sister club New York Red Bulls, according to Kicker

The 19-year-old has impressed in Major League Soccer and has made his debut for the United States national team.

Adams, who can play fullback or central midfield, will join up with Leipzig at the conclusion of the MLS season. 

Junuzovic heading to MLS

Zlatko Junuzovic has announced that he is leaving German side Werder Bremen, and fussballtransfers believes his next stop is MLS.

The 30-year-old free-kick specialist is reportedly on the radar for Philadelphia, Orlando and Chicago, with the Lions leading the chase. 

Mexican, MLS teams with renewed interest in Guardado

Two Liga MX teams and MLS have made offers for Andres Guardado to play in North America after the 2018 World Cup, according to  Record .

For now, Guardado has kept the Mexican teams - one an economic power and the other a sentimental choice for the Atlas product - and MLS at an arm's length, saying he wants to play at least one more season in Europe.

Mbia not joining Atlanta United

Stephane Mbia will not be joining Atlanta United, with club and player failing to agree on a contract after the Cameroonian met with officials from the MLS side, according to the AllezLesLions Twitter account. 

The account reports on Cameroonian players around the globe and claims that Atlanta couldn't lock down the midfielder, who would have filled a void in the center of the park for the MLS outfit.

Whitecaps to move for Motherwell center back

The Vancouver Whitecaps are interested in a move for Motherwell defender Cedric Kipre, the Daily Mail   reports.   

The 21-year-old center back has a price tag of around $1.4 million and is on a short list of targets for the MLS side. 

Fire have discovery claim on Torres

The Chicago Fire have both a discovery claim and an interest in Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres, who will be a free agent this summer, according to

Sports Illustrated reported earlier in the week that interest in Torres across MLS was lukewarm, with the former Liverpool star's asking price driving off potential buyers. 

His agent has also publically stated that he will likely head to either MLS or China

D.C. United in contact with Balo's agent

D.C. United has been in contact with Mario Balotelli's agent Mino Raiola,  Sports Illustrated   reports. 

The forward is out of contract this summer, and with the MLS side on the verge of being sold and looking to land two more designated players this summer, the former Manchester City striker could be a target. 

Torres to move to MLS or China

Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres will likely head to Major League Soccer or China following this season, his agent has said. 

Torres announced on Monday that he would be departing Atletico following the season's end, drawing a close to his second spell with his boyhood club. 

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Fire, Casillas eye summer move

The Chicago Fire and Iker Casillas are showing mutual interest in a summer move for the former Real Madrid goalkeeper,   reports. 

The report claims that Casillas would come in at a number below a designated player contract. 

Zlatan rejected $100m China offer

Zlatan Ibrahimovic turned down a $100 million offer from China in favor of completing a move to the LA Galaxy, according to Sports Illustrated .

The Swedish striker left Manchester United last month and subsequently finalized a long-anticipated move to the MLS side.

Ibrahimovic is expected to earn $3m over the course of his two-year Galaxy deal after rejecting the eye-watering sums being offered in the Chinese Super League.

Sounders bringing in Diego Capel

The Seattle Sounders are on the verge of a deal for Spanish winger Diego Capel, according to multiple reports (via ).

Capel most recently played in Belgium for Anderlecht. He's also played in Italy, Portugal and in Spain over the course of his career. 

Toronto FC in Valbuena talks

Toronto FC is in talks with Fenerbahce winger Mathieu Valbuena, according to Fotomac .

The Turkish club and MLS side reportedly have made contact but are in no rush to push through a deal, with the MLS transfer window open until May 1.

Revs shopping Nemeth

The New England Revolution have offered forward Krisztian Nemeth to multiple teams, according to .  

The club has reportedly offered the player they signed last season to several teams, but could have trouble offloading him unless the Revs are willing to eat a chunk of his $1 million salary. 

Monterrey planning Giovinco approach

Monterrey will take advantage of Sebastian Giovinco's trip with Toronto FC to northern Mexico to chat with the Italian about a potential future move, according to Multimedios

There is no formal offer on the table, and while the Rayados front office believes convincing the Atomic Ant to leave MLS would be difficult, they still hope to convince him.

RSL waives Movsisyan

Real Salt Lake has waived designated player Yura Movsisyan according to

The move, which the report claims came after club and player could not agree terms on a buyout of his contract, opens up $504,375 of salary budget for the club along with a DP slot. 

Benfica interested in Durkin

D.C. United midfielder Chris Durkin is on the radar of Portuguese giants Benfica, reports A Bola.

The 18-year-old impressed with the U.S. in last fall's U-17 World Cup, but his path to playing time with DCU this season could be blocked by more experienced players. 

Benfica would be looking to add Durkin when the transfer window opens in the summer.