TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Reports

Inter Miami CF are in pursuit of Brazilian midfielder Raphael Veiga, according to a report from Brazilian outlet UOL.

Per reporter Bruno Andrade, Miami are set to open negotiations with Veiga's current club, Brazilian side Palmeiras, in an attempt to secure the attacking midfielder's services. Later in the article, Andrade also cited a report saying Miami maintain another Brazilian target in Santos midfielder Jean Mota.

Veiga could command a hefty transfer fee, with Andrade reporting that Miami's bid could reach as much as $12 million.

Veiga, 26, has been with Palmeiras since 2017, scoring 17 goals in 66 appearances, while completing one loan stint in 2018 with Athletico Paranaense, where he netted seven times in 31 games. His contract with Palmeiras currently runs through December 2024.

Mota, meanwhile, has been a longtime staple for Santos, making 196 league appearances while establishing himself as a versatile piece in the club's midfield and even slotting in at left back.

Inter Miami are closing out their second season in MLS, which has the club outside the Audi MLS Cup Playoff picture at the No. 11 spot in the Eastern Conference standings with four games remaining in their 2021 campaign. A move for either player could be an intriguing addition to a Miami attack that has struggled to find the net this season with a league-low 28 goals, yet boasts several high-profile names in Rodolfo Pizarro and Gonzalo Higuain.