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If you were ready to order your Landon Donovan Paris St. Germain jersey, you might want to hold off for a bit.
PSG has made only preliminary contact with Donovan's representatives and no deal is close to being on the horizon, sources told SBI over the weekend. This news comes after reports emerged from France suggesting that Paris St. Germain was on the verge of landing Donovan in a winter move.
So what's the real deal with Donovan at this point?
MLS has a two-year option it will pick up after the current season, so Donovan won't be leaving on a permanent move any time soon unless a club steps in and meets the lofty transfer demands being sought by MLS. That doesn't mean another European loan move won't happen. In fact, a loan is likely this winter, with teams from Spain and England joining PSG among several clubs that have expressed interest in bringing in the U.S. national team star. That said, we shouldn't expect any Donovan move to be sorted out until December.
What should we expect? Look for Donovan to make a loan move with an option to buy this winter. Whether that club winds being Paris St. Germain remains to be seen.
Where do you think Donovan would be best-suited to go? Hoping PSG's interest grows into a legitimate transfer offer? Think Donovan should wait until after the 2010 World Cup to make a permanent transfer move?
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