Though it was not the case during summer, I've learned Augsburg are now shopping Michael Parkhurst around and that he has sparked some interest. Check back to this post periodically because I have released the hounds onto the where froms and the likelihood he moves before the transfer window closes at midnight CET (6 pm ET).
UPDATE: Just to let you all know, Parkhurst has one decent-ish option that might go best as a short loan and one possible suitor everyone would freak out over that is probably handcuffed until January. Sorry to keep such a high level of mystery, but that's how it has to be for the moment. Stay tuned...
UPDATE UPDATE: I've been informed Parkhurst will be staying at Augsburg for now. A full MLSS report needs to be typed up, so I will just drive-by you the essentials of what's been going down. A late Brøndby loan possibility fell through in the end, while 1860 Munich wanted him bad but could not afford it (in one manner or another). The consolation prize for the defensive handyman is that Lazio have interest - but they will soon have a discussion about him being a winter target as they are buried under deadline orders to make some sales while there's still time.
And in case you have not noticed a summer theme in Lazio's interest in Jozy Altidore, Terrence Boyd and now Parkhurst, yes, they are definitely interested in landing an American for whatever reason. I don't know if that means marketing or just simple rivalry games with Roma. Who knows? Questa è l'Italia. Either way, Parkhurst has to somehow get some games and cross fingers that his Serie A admirer comes back around.
- Greg Seltzer