Atletico Madrid's Juanfran is wanted by MLS expansion franchise Nashville SC as well as Brazilian duo Corinthians and Sao Paulo, sources tell ESPN.
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Nashville's first manager in MLS will be the man currently in charge of the USL side as Gary Smith was confirmed on Wednesday.
Smith, 48, is entering his second season as manager of Nashville's USL team, which competes in the second tier of U.S. soccer.
Nashville's Major League Soccer franchise has an identity: Nashville Soccer Club.
Nashville is backing out of a deal to take American defender Andrew Gutman on a season-long loan from Scotland's Celtic.
The upcoming Nashville MLS team added its first player Tuesday, signing Mexican striker Daniel Rios from Chivas de Guadalajara of Liga MX.
Nashville MLS has named Mike Jacobs to be its first GM of soccer operations, the team announced on Tuesday.
LAFC needed a late Latif Blessing goal to escape a scare from USL side Sacramento Republic and advance to the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals.
At least one club from the USL will advance to U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals as Louisville City will drawn against Nashville SC in the round of 16.
Nashville is set to become Major League Soccer's 24th franchise, and now it has a CEO, after naming former Liverpool exec Ian Ayre to run the club.
Nashville SC will play the first league game in its history at Nissan Stadium, the home of the NFL's Tennessee Titans.
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