LA Galaxy are closing in on the signing of AC Milan midfielder Nigel De Jong, with the latest reports indicating that “significant advancements” have been made.
The 31-year-old Dutch midfielder still has two-and-a-half years left on his Milan contract but is deemed surplus to requirements at the Serie A outfit.
Milan will likely want to offload De Jong before the January transfer window closes in a couple of days, though the Galaxy cannot sign anyone until the MLS transfer window opens in a few weeks.
Premier League side Leicester City are also reported to be interested in the former Manchester City man, though the Galaxy appear to be the frontrunners for his signature.
Reports out of Italy on Saturday claimed that the deal was close to being agreed, but that a contract had not yet been signed.
The signing of De Jong would be a major coup for the Galaxy, though he would not be able to join as a Designated Player as those three slots are already being used on Robbie Keane, Steven Gerrard and Giovani Dos Santos.
Ashley Cole joined the club last week on a non-DP contract and bringing in De Jong in the same way would represent two major signings for the Western Conference side.
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