The MLS club, who installed Phil Neville as head coach last month, are hoping to make Stoke City defender Ryan Shawcross one of their first signings of the offseason.
They have already failed with a bid to sign West Brom utility player Kieran Gibbs. (The Athletic)
FOOTBALL: New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold has been the subject of multiple enquiries across the NFL but the Jets are still undecided about a trade. (ESPN)
FOOTBALL: San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch has spoken of his regret at not drafting Patrick Mahomes when he got the chance in 2017. "That will probably haunt me for a while," he said. (San Francisco Chronicle)
FOOTBALL: Tarik Cohen has denied he is to be included in trade which would see Nick Foles return to Philadelphia Eagles. (Various)
BASKETBALL: Derrick Rose is returning to New York from the Detroit Pistons. The Knicks will send Dennis Smith Jr. and a second-round pick to the Pistons. (Associated Press)
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