The world's soccer transfer window is still more than a month from opening, but the rumor mill is already churning.
Italian-based Tuttosport suggests that German midfielder Sami Khedira is considering a move to MLS, while holding offers from the LA Galaxy, New York City FC, and the New York Red Bulls. Khedira is a current member of the German national team and has played with Real Madrid and Juventus. It would be a coup for a player of his caliber to sign with an MLS team, which is why it's highly unlikely to happen.
As pointed out by The Toronto Sun, Khedira has two years left on his contract and would require a salary on par with Sebastian Giovinco. The Toronto FC star earns a reported 7 million dollars per year, and a player of Khedira's pedigree would likely demand more. Juventus is currently in first place in Serie A, and he has been a key player for the club in domestic and Champions League matches. Even if he were to leave his current club, there would be plenty of top European clubs interested in signing him.
It's also unlikely that he would end up with the New York Red Bulls over the Galaxy or NYCFC. While a player such as Khedira would elevate the midfield, he's not a good fit for the club's current transfer policy. The team has committed to its strategy of relying on youth and avoiding paying high transfer fees. As noted by Red Bulls' transfer rumor expert Austin Fido, "There is no reason to believe [New York] is interested in chasing established stars who would have to be in the starting lineup every week."