Summer 2017 MLS Transfer Window Tracker: Minnesota United

Last updated: September 1, 2017

Loan termination Minnesota announced on Sept. 1 that they have terminated the loan of M Bashkim Kadrii ahead of its expiration at the end of the year. Kadrii was acquired on a year-long loan by the Loons from FC Copenhagen in preseason. He made 11 MLS appearances for the club. 
Report Costa Rican club Herediano have announced that M Jose Leiton, a reported Minnesota target earlier in the week, has moved to the MLS club. Minnesota United confirmed the news on Aug. 10.
Trade Minnesota United announced Wednesday it had completed a trade with Columbus Crew SC for midfielder and Minnesota native Ethan Finlay. The Loons are sending Crew SC a combined $425,000 in General Allocation Money and Targeted Allocation Money in the deal.
Loan HJK Helsinki announced on Aug. 9 they have added Minnesota United M Rasmus Schuller on loan for the rest of the season. Schuller previously played for HJK, and made seven MLS appearances for United this season, but had fallen out of favor with Adrian Heath in recent weeks. The club subsequently announced the loan on Aug. 9.
Rumor Jeff Rueter reported on Twitter on Aug. 8 that Minnesota United were approached about French M Mathieu Flamini, but opted not to move for the veteran. Flamini, 33, is a free agent, most recently playing for Crystal Palace, but he is most known for two stints at Arsenal.
Report FourFourTwo's Paul Tenorio reported on Tuesday that Minnesota are in the process of finalizing a deal to acquire M Ethan Finlay from Columbus Crew SC. According to Tenorio, the Loons would send $300,000 total in General and Targeted Allocation Money to Crew SC for the winger. 
Report Jeff Rueter reported on Tuesday that MNUFC are "close" to a loan agreement with CS Herediano for Costa Rican international winger Jose Leiton. Leiton, 24, made his full international debut in the 2017 Gold Cup semifinals against the USMNT.
Report The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that MNUFC are targeting a "young, attacking winger from Central America" to bring in before the end of the transfer deadline, and would also like to loan out Rasmus Schuller and Bashkim Kadrii, who have been sparsely used this season.
Signing On August 8, Minnesota announced that they had signed GK Alex KappKapp was selected No. 68 overall in the 2017 SuperDraft by Atlanta.
Report Reinforcements could be coming quickly for Minnesota United, with E Pluribus Loonum reporting that "1 (maybe 2) signings are imminent for [Minnesota] before the transfer window closes."
Transaction The Loons have declined the loan option on goalkeeper John Alvbage, who arrived in the Twin Cities from Swedish club IFK Goteborg. Alvbage started Minnesota's first two matches and also made a substitute appearance on April 15, but Bobby Shuttleworth has been in the starting role for most of the season.
Report Minnesota United, who have already added New Zealand international defender Michael Boxall in the summer transfer window, are not done there. During his media session at training on Thursday, head coach Adrian Heath said that he was hoping to have four to five total new players on the roster by the end of the transfer window on Aug. 9.
Report During a TV segment on MSG, Metro New York's Kristian Dyer said former Manchester United goalkeeper Anders Lindgaard could make a move to MLS, with Minnesota United a potential landing spot. Lindgaard is without a club currently. He most recently played with League Championship side Preston North End in the 2016-17 English campaign.
Rumor Jeff Rueter reported on July 6 that Vancouver Whitecaps D Christian Dean is being shopped and that Minnesota United is a possible destination. Dean, 24, is in his fourth season with the Whitecaps but due to injuries and players ahead of him on the depth chart, has played just 12 games in his MLS career to date.
Report Kristian Dyer and Fifty Five One reported on July 1 that the New York Red Bulls may loan F Brandon Allen to Minnesota United for the rest of the season. The Homegrown product has only played seven minutes in MLS to date, but helped NYRB II win the USL league title last season and recently surpassed 30 goals scored in USL play in his career.
Report reports that Scottish left winger Sam Nicholson has agreed to terms with the Loons through the 2019 season. A club spokesman confirmed that Nicholson did visit Minnesota last month, when he toured the cities and visited with the coaching staff.
Report FiftyFive.One reports that Scottish left winger Sam Nicholson will be arriving in Minnesota this week to discuss a potential summer signing. Nicholson, whose contract with Scottish side Heart of Midlothian expires this summer, has scored 14 goals in 109 league appearances for Hearts, but missed 16 games through injury in the 2016-17 season.