- So I told you who is out and was never in for Jozy Altidore. Now, let's get to who really is. His agent has confirmed that of two EPL clubs interested, one of them has moved into deep talks. I can tell you that Sunderland is one of the two - but have not determined if they are the one ahead in the race.
Of those I previously outed as suitors, Lazio remain in and Schalke have dropped out. There is another Serie A club in the scene (and I think I know which one), plus perhaps a couple from the Bundesliga (but they are quickly getting priced out, it seems). Meanwhile, of the four teams that had offers rejected by Altidore, I can confirm Dinamo Kyiv was one. Zenit St. Petersburg showed interest, but it was never serious.
- Don't feel too bad that Twente aren't actually chasing Alejandro Bedoya - he's got two other Eredivisie clubs ringing up. At this point, it would be fair to say that Heerenveen stand slightly closer to the prize than F-Word. They have competition from France and Germany, though, but no standing offers from anywhere yet.
Bedoya did recently reject an offer to join Randers FC, while it also appears one of the two Champions League entrants showed some interest at one recent point.
- Greg Seltzer