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Report: LA Galaxy pursuing Sacha Kljestan

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With the LA Galaxy moving up to third in the allocation order by trading Kofi Opare to DC United, rumors are starting to come in that their intended target is USMNT player and former MLSer Sacha Kljestan. In a report filed by Soccer by Ives, they site a source within MLS claiming that the Galaxy are working on a loan deal to bring him to LA for the remainder of the season.

Andrew Caballero-Reynolds

With the LA Galaxy moving up to third in the allocation order by trading Kofi Opare to DC United, rumors are starting to come in that their intended target is USMNT player and former MLSer Sacha Kljestan. In a report filed by Soccer by Ives, they site a source within MLS claiming that the Galaxy are working on a loan deal to bring him to LA for the remainder of the season.

The loan deal would work around the DP rules, as his salary could be paid down with allocation money to have a DP comparable salary without needing to free up a spot. Keeping Kljestan beyond the loan deal would require freeing up one of the three DP spots.

Kljestan was sold by Chivas USA to RSC Anderlecht four years ago, but fallen out of favor there which played into him missing Jurgen Klinsmann's World Cup preliminary roster. As the Goats received a transfer fee for Kljestan they no longer hold his rights, but he is subject to the allocation rankings. A team ahead of LA is rumored to be interested in the midfielder, but cannot afford his fees.

LA's other rumored target is Jermaine Jones, currently unemployed. It's widely believed he'll require DP money, however the details of this Kljestan rumor at the very least suggest there are workarounds for the mid-season addition who wants DP money.