Colorado Rapids are chasing Australia international striker Matt Simon. The Central Coast Mariners centre-forward is the Rapids' prime transfer target before the MLS transfer deadline falls, Colorado sources say.
Rapids management are willing to cough up a major fee for Simon, who is eyeing a move away from his Australian club.
Simon fancies a move to Europe, but Rapids head coach Gary Smith is confident he can convince the Aussie he can use them as a launching pad into England. Rapids have a strong relationship with Arsenal, with club owner Stan Kroenke now a major Gunners shareholder, and Smith a former coach at the London giants.