MLS Cup champs Columbus Crew are chasing Boca Juniors star Martin Palermo. Sports Illustrated says Crew have already held talks with Palermo, who is keen to join good friend Guillermo Barros Schelotto in Columbus for the new MLS season.

El Loco, who has experience in Europe with Villarreal, is coming off a serious knee injury and may not be guaranteed a first-team place at Boca next season thanks to the emergence of several young new stars.