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Report: Chicago wants Schweinsteiger; Acosta joins DC full-time

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Major League Soccer is keeping one bright star and potentially adding another, according to a pair of Tweets from respected feed @MLSTransfers.

As expected, DC United will land dynamic playmaker Luciano Acosta from Boca Juniors. Acosta, 22, was on loan with the Black-and-Red this season, where he posted three goals and a team-best 11 assists in 25 starts.

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Earlier today, our own Matt Reed posted reports that Bastian Schweinsteiger is angling for a move to MLS with either LA or New York as a destination.

MLSTransfers, however, says Chicago is going to do everything in its power to lure the steady 32-year-old midfielder from Old Trafford to Toyota Park.

In a way, the Fire have been chasing a midfielder of Schweinsteiger’s presence since transfer target Jermaine Jones instead joined New England in 2014. There’s no doubt that a healthy — and no doubt extremely motivated — Schweinsteiger would transform an MLS outfit.

Jenkinson, Hangeland, Ferreyra all find new Premier League homes

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West Ham United, Crystal Palace and Newcastle United are all in the headlines this morning after securing new talent ahead of the 2014/15 Premier League season.

The Magpies have picked up Argentine striker Facundo “Chucky” Ferreyra on loan from Shakhtar Donetsk, according to the Chronicle’s Lee Ryder amongst others. Ferreyra, 23, recently refused to return to Donetsk due to the unrest in Ukraine, and will make the move to Newcastle. It’s understood that the Magpies will look to add another striker, and that the move for Ferreyra includes a permanent buy option.

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The Hammers will reap a cross-London loan move from Arsenal, as in-demand defender Carl Jenkinson will don maroon this season. At 22, Jenkinson will be moving from a Gunners side that picked up positional competitors Mathieu Debuchy from Newcastle and Callum Chambers from Southampton.

Tony Pulis has made another shrewd move in London, as the manager has scooped longtime Fulham defender Brede Hangeland. The 33-year-old was a mainstay for the Cottagers before the London club was relegated after last season.