TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Rumors
French outlet Foot01 asserts that Garde could be targeting three players from the Ligue 1 side he once coached, Olympique Lyonnais, and also pursuing a formal partnership between the two clubs.
Meanwhile, Montreal-area writer Nilton Jorge reports the Impact are in talks with Ligue 2 midfielder and Congolese international Remi Mulumba, as well as Uruguayan striker Rodrigo Aguirre.
INFO - Montréal serait en discussion avec le milieu de terrain international congolais Rémi Mulumba.— Nilton Jorge (@NiltonJorge) December 31, 2017
En fin de contrat en juin 2018, le milieu central de 25 ans affiche 12 titularisations en Ligue 2 cette saison avec GFC Ajaccio.
Profil: https://t.co/Ir2yUytcYN#IMFC #MLS pic.twitter.com/cWGAnCt3aF
The prospective partnership with Lyon is particularly interesting given Montreal's history utilizing a similar bond with Serie A side Bologna FC.
Garde coached Lyon from 2011 to 2014, leading the side to the French Cup and French Super Cup titles in 2012.