Juventus captain Alessandro del Piero is being lined up for a move to New York Red Bulls. MLS chiefs see Del Piero as the ideal name to energise the soccer market in New York and are monitoring his situation closely.

The Juve captain has made no secret of his desire to test himself abroad before he retires and his entourage have already had positive contact with FIFA officials about the strength of American soccer.

Del Piero has been in stunning form this season, which will only strengthen his marketing power in the 'States.