TRANSFER ROUNDUP: United closing on £43m mega deal, Spurs man labels exit talk ‘crazy’

Daily transfer roundup (Tuesday, June 23)

MLS Rumours

The New York Red Bulls are being linked with a move for Romanian winger Victoras Astafei, and have been in discussions over a possible deal throughout June. (REPORT)

Recently released Birmingham City defender Will Packwood is now on trial with New York Red Bulls after spending time with New England Revolution earlier this month. (REPORT)

Recently released Southampton goalkeeper Cody Cropper has turned down a return home to play in America. (REPORT)

Premier League Rumours

Manchester United are ready to offer Real Madrid £21 million as well as £22 million-rated goalkeeper David De Gea to secure the signing of Sergio Ramos, but will have to offer him £260,000-a-week. (REPORT)

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Tottenham right-back DeAndre Yedlin has laughed off rumours linking him with a loan move away from Spurs, just six months after completing his move to the Premier League. (REPORT)

Sunderland are looking to move for West Ham playmaker Stewart Downing this summer. (REPORT)

Done Deals (Including Monday, 22nd)

Swansea City have signed 26-year-old Sweden international goalkeeper Kristoffer Nordfeldt from Dutch side Heerenveen. (REPORT)

James McClean has opted to stay in England despite interest from MLS by signing for West Bromwich Albion for £1.5 million. (REPORT)

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Southampton have signed Dutch goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg on loan for the season. (REPORT)

Norwich City have agreed a deal to sign Youssouf Mulumbu from West Brom. (REPORT)

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TRANSFER ROUNDUP: Chelsea AGREE deal for United reject, Arsenal ‘on brink’ of £11m transfer

Daily transfer roundup (Monday, June 15)

MLS Rumours

Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski looks set to turn his back on a reported MLS move to join Turkish giants Galatasaray in a £1.4 million deal. (REPORT)

New York Red Bulls-linked winger James McClean is close to agreeing a £1.5 million move to West Brom. (REPORT)

Shaun Wright-Phillips is training with the New York Red Bulls this week, though only for fitness as a move is not being suggested yet. (REPORT)

Premier League Rumours

Chelsea have agreed a deal with French club AS Monaco for the signing of Radamel Falcao, who spent the last season on loan at Manchester United. (REPORT)

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Arsenal are ‘on the brink’ of completing an £11 million deal for Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, so long as the Blues can wrap up a deal for Robert Green or Asmir Begovic first. (REPORT)

Tottenham are closing in on the signing of in-demand Burnley right-back Kieran Trippier and could completed a £3.5 million deal imminently. (REPORT)

Done Deals

Stoke City are set to confirm the signing of Hannover 96 striker Joselu in the next 24 hours, after revealing a deal has been agreed. (REPORT)

Southampton have completed the signing of Spanish striker Juanmi on a four-year deal. (REPORT)

New York City FC have confirmed the signing of Athletic Bilbao right-back Andoni Iraola on a free transfer. (REPORT)

NYCFC have also announced the capture of Manchester City youngster Angelino on loan for the rest of the season. (REPORT)

Red Bulls to pay £1.2m to beat Leeds and Newcastle to Irish winger – report

New York Red Bulls are prepared to pay £1.2 million ($1.8 million) to land Wigan Athletic winger James McClean this summer, according to the Belfast Telegraph.

McClean is a man in demand. The Irishman is set to leave the club following relegation to League One and could be on his way stateside after already meeting with the Red Bulls early last month.

Orlando City are also being linked with a move for the former Sunderland man but the Red Bulls look to be in the driving seat if he decides to become the latest Irishman to make the move to MLS.

Robbie Keane has been in America for a few years, while Kevin Doyle recently joined the Colorado Rapids and Sean St Ledger is with Orlando.

McClean’s only worry with a move to MLS is believed to be that he may limit his chances with the Republic of Ireland national team, but Keane has proved that you can still get international call-ups while playing across the pond.

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Newcastle and Leeds are also being linked with the 26-year-old attacker, with the Premier League the player’s preferred choice.

The Magpies could move for him if Steve McClaren is appointed as the new manager this summer, according to the Daily Star, and so it seems McClean is going to have a tough choice to make.

He still has one year left on his current Wigan deal and so a transfer fee will be required, though the Red Bulls look set to offer the Latics the same amount of money they paid to sign McClean from Sunderland in 2013.

Would James McClean be a good signing for the New York Red Bulls? 

Is this former Sunderland man on his way to MLS?

Wigan Athletic‘s James McClean has attracted interest from a number of clubs, including New York Red Bulls, and a move away from the Latics is looking likely after their relegation from The Championship.

McClean caught the eye of Sunderland fans in 2011/12 and his performances saw him named Young Player of the Season during his first season with the Premier League club.

The 26-year-old winger picked up Wigan’s player of the year but is reportedly looking for a new challenge and Major League Soccer is a possibility. Rumours of a move have been ignited once again by onceuponametro.com.

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A fresh start for McClean could be exactly what he needs as he has affiliations with attitude problems earlier in his career.

McClean is naturally a left-winger and a move to NYRB would see him come up against Republic of Ireland counterpart, Robbie Keane.

Is MLS a possibility for James McClean?