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Carlos Vela, Real Sociedad in talks with MLS

Reportedly the LA Galaxy are interested

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The Galaxy appear to be dogged in their pursuit of a star striker.

According to ESPN FC, Mexico international and Real Sociedad forward Carlos Vela is talking with the league about a move stateside.

A league source told ESPN FC that MLS is currently engaged in talks with Sociedad to bring Vela to the league, and that 2018 expansion entrant LAFC is among the teams interested. But other MLS sides, including the neighboring LA Galaxy, would also be in the market for Vela if the price is right.

The Spanish club's proposed transfer fee of $10 million could be a sticking point, the source added. According to, Vela's contract expires in June of 2018.

Vela, 28, has long been a target of MLS and its teams, with rumors of mutual interest reaching their peak before the start of the 2016 MLS season.

If the Galaxy were willing to put in the capital to sign Dario Benedetto earlier this year, LA can afford the transfer fee.

The question is, do the Galaxy need another forward when more pressing issues in the midfield and defense persist?