Seattle Sounders general manager Adrian Hanauer has remained coy on his clubs reported pursuit of Herculez Gomez.
It has been suggested that the Sounders are after the Santos Laguna striker, who is a former Seattle player, but Hanauer was quick to point out that his MLS rights currently lie with Sporting Kansas City meaning there is not much he can do.
"Yes. He was a Sounder many years ago," he joked to the Seattle Times.
"No, love Herc. Great guy, great player, but his rights are held with Kansas City, so any conversation of him coming to the league has to start with Kansas City."