Int'l Transfer Deadline Day: Who's going where?
It's one of the wildest days of the year: International Transfer Deadline Day. The window has officially closed, but news is still trickling in. Stay tuned right here all day for updates, rumors and official confirmations of any movement for Yanks, Canucks or MLSers.
(NOTE: The MLS transfer window stays open until April 15. But as per FIFA regulations, any big-name European signings between tomorrow and then will have to be out-of-contract players.)
4:12 p.m. ET — Ingolstadt have just allowed Edson Buddle out of his contract.
1:44 p.m. ET — It's official, Gent have won the Mix Diskerud race. The US international moves on a loan through the end of the season with option to buy. (GS)
1:35 p.m. ET — Former Rutgers midfielder Yannick Salmon is having his trial with Swedish second flight side Landskrona BoIS extended. Today, manager Henrik Larsson (yes, that Henrik Larsson) told local daily Posten: "He looked good right away from the first training session and he's adjusting more and more to his teammates and surroundings. We said that we would be making a decision after this week, but he's worth keeping an extra eye on so he will stay for a while longer." (GS)
12:37 p.m. ET — Canada Olympic pool defender Fabrice Lassonde is hoping to seal a deal to join German Regionalliga Süd outfit Hessen Kassel today, having auditioned for the club the last several days. The 22-year-old was most recently with Ingolstadt.(GS)
12:30 p.m. ET — Puebla's DaMarcus Beasley has received an offer from a French club, believed to be Nancy, MLSsoccer.com has learned. The deal is on the table for the 29-year-old former Chicago Fire player, although Puebla are thought to be unlikely to accept the offer for a player they only signed last summer. Puebla's season has been hampered by problems paying the players and with Mexico's tax authorities. (Tom Marshall)
12:24 p.m. ET — Canada striker Gavin McCallum is now a free agent after ending his Lincoln City deal by mutual consent. (GS)
11:14 a.m. ET — The morning, papers in Spain were awash with reports that Schalke strike star Raúl has a big MLS offer to arrive this summer. The veteran hit man will go free then, but according to Marca, the Miners are working on getting him signed to an extension. (GS)
10:16 a.m. ET — The agent for Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Michael Ballack told German paper Speigel that his client had turned down a Montreal Impact move and would not be moving during this transfer window. Said Michael Becker of summer, "After his contract with Leverkusen expires, he could go to China, Arabia or the United States." (GS)
9:53 a.m. ET — In case you're wondering, there are no serious deadline day bidders for Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Ricardo Clark. Moments ago, one of the US international's reps hinted to German radio outlet Hessischer Rundfunk (now you know why they call it "H.R.") that they could now look for options in leagues where the transfer windows will remain open. Theoretically, this could include MLS, but Clark does come with a transfer fee. (GS)
9:36 a.m. ET — The afternoon Express is claiming that Tottenham will make another run at Blackburn's potential (probable?) Canada international David Hoilett. Thus far, however, Rovers have beat back all comers and the young forward's agent says he's staying put. As always, have your grains of salt ready when reading the UK tabloids. (GS)
9:01 a.m. ET — When everyone went to bed last night, a source told MLSsoccer.com there were eight clubs bidding to land Stabæk playmaker Mikkel Diskerud. Both Belgian champs Gent and Lillestrøm have made it publicly known they are in negotiations for the player. There are three other Tippeligaen clubs in the race, including 2011 runners-up Tromsø. The man they call "Mix" also has three mystery suitors on the continent, one of whom MLSsoccer.com can confirm plays in the Eredivisie. The 21-year-old Olympic hopeful has previously had contact with clubs in Denmark, Russia and Sweden. One additional thing to note: Belgium and the Netherlands are the only countries listed above with transfer windows that close today. The others will remain open for several weeks. (GS)
8:51 a.m. ET — As things stand now, it appears Charlie Davies will finish the season with Sochaux. (Greg Seltzer)