AMSTERDAM - With widespread reports insisting the Portland Timbers are in hot pursuit, the agent for 1860 Munich forward Kenny Cooper has confirmed that advanced talks with an MLS club are still unfolding.
The expansion team currently hold the league's top allocation spot used for the dispersal of returning US internationals.
"We're in discussions to potentially bring Kenny back to MLS," one of Cooper's reps, Lyle Yorks, told MLSsoccer.com. "This has been ongoing, but there are details to sort out before he can move."
The Lions, while not unhappy with the Texas native, are eagerly looking to shed a few top earners in order to soothe the club's financial crisis.
Should his MLS talks fail, Cooper does have other suitors in Germany's 2.Bundesliga and Belgium's Jupiler League.
"There are some other options in Europe, but right now, we're focused on discussions with one team in [MLS]," said Yorks.
Cooper, 26, made his season debut with an encouraging sub appearance in 1860's 1-0 loss to Paderborn on Dec. 17, having finally recovered from a preseason ankle injury.
Since arriving at Allianz Arena in the summer of 2009, the former FC Dallas ace has scored three goals in 15 matches across all competitions.