Top U.S. player transfer rumors 

December, 26, 2012
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While a number of American players have made the jump to Europe this winter -- more than a dozen are on MLS offseason training stints abroad -- the rumor mill has been unusually quiet for Americans potentially headed abroad in the upcoming transfer window.

With scores of Americans playing across the Atlantic, Europe, it seems, has gotten most of what it wants from American talent for the time being. But there are exceptions, as well as a number of Europe-based Americans attracting attention elsewhere on the continent.

Here are some of the top transfer rumors brewing for Americans this winter.

Jozy Altidore to Chelsea (England), Fiorentina (Italy)

Leading the Eredivisie in scoring for much of the season will usually get a player noticed, and Altidore has been no exception.

Brent Latham is a soccer commentator who covers the youth national teams for ESPN.com. Based in Guatemala, he has attended youth World Cups from Peru to Egypt, and places in between.

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