Ghana captain Stephen Appiah has cooled reports of talks with MLS clubs DC United and FC Dallas. "I have truly not heard this particular rumour about the MLS. I have been linked to all the clubs in the world but this one makes me laugh very loud," Appiah told Ghanasoccernet.

"I am 28 today and I have a lot to offer for top European clubs and that's where I will plan to continue my career.

"This is not to berate American soccer because they have made important strides but this report is stretching things a little far."