With Chelsea's recent transfer strategy being 'buy as much as we can and see what sticks' it becomes hard to keep track of who is actually on the books at Stamford Bridge.
One such player to suffer that fate is Marko Marin, the German winger who was dubbed the country's 'Mini Messi' after his €8M move to West London from Werder Bremen back in the Summer of 2012.
The German internationals torrid time in England seems like it could coming to an end however, with Major League Soccer being a potential option for the man with 16 caps for Die Mannschaft.
Marin to MLS
Sporting Kansas City CEO Robb Heineman appeared on his own team's half time show during their 2-0 win over Colorado Rapids and split a little gossip about the MLS sides transfer business.
According to Heinemann, SKC are looking to make one or two additions in the upcoming transfer window, with a central defender and an attacking player being the key priorities, with Marin being the attacker they want.
"One of (the targets) is Marko Marin, a Chelsea player and he's a guy that we think can play both wings and the attacking midfielder role, and that's what we're looking for, someone to bring some punch to the final third."
You can check out the interview here from Sporting Kansas City's official YouTube channel...
Marin hasn't had the greatest time in recent years. After making just six Premier League appearances in his debut season at Chelsea, Marin has spent time on loan at Sevilla, Fiorentina and even Anderlecht, where he spent the tail end of last season.
The 26-year old still has two years left on his contract at Stamford Bridge however, so if Sporting want to bring him in then they will have to stump up a transfer fee for a player who will surely take the teams third and final Designated Player spot.
Major League Soccer may seem like a big fall from grace for a player that was once a starter for the German national team, but it would be a perfect place for Marin to finally get some real game time under his belt and his name back in the headlines for the right reasons, rather than just another loan move to a team that only sees him as a body for the bench.
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