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Former Premier League midfield enforcer set for LA Galaxy switch

AC Milan midfielder Nigel De Jong could be set to join the exodus to the USA as he has been linked with a move to LA Galaxy this week.

The Dutchman has fallen out of favour at the San Siro, as he has struggled to break back into coach Sinisa Mihajlovic’s first team plans after initially starting the season in the XI.

With his playing time limited in Italy, it is understood that he could consider his options with LA Galaxy emerging as an option, as reported by Football Italia.

Although his contract is set to run until 2018, the Rossoneri are believed to be willing to release him early in order to get his wages off their books and potentially reinvest in the squad.

In turn, it has been reported in the English media that De Jong has been offered a three-year deal by Galaxy, which if he did accept, would see him join Ashley Cole at the franchise after he secured his move this week.

The 31-year-old has enjoyed previous stints at the likes of Ajax and Manchester City, and although there has been interest for a return to England, it looks as though he may well consider a new challenge in the USA.

With Steven Gerrard already in LA, coupled with the likes of Andrea Pirlo and Frank Lampard plying their trade in New York, it may well be an intriguing offer for the Dutchman as MLS continues to grow stronger both on and off the pitch.

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