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Chicago Fire Rumor Mill: David Suazo

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Will David Suazo be packing his bags for Chicago soon? via www.elheraldo.hn

Despite my insistence that we didn't need a new striker until we had seen what Chris Rolfe could do, apparently Head Coach Frank Klopas disagrees. After the recent rumors surrounding Italian Pippo Inzaghi and Mexican Oribe Peralta, it looks like the Chicago Fire are in fact in the market for the big name striker many fans have been clamoring for.

Now, in what looks like the most promising rumor of the summer transfer season, it appears that the Fire are in negotiations for Honduran forward David Suazo of the Italian Serie A club Catania. Reports out of Italy state that the Fire and Suazo's agent are in negotiations to bring the veteran striker to Bridgeview.

Earlier reports had linked Suazo to MLS, though not specifically to the Fire. In this article, Suazo himself was quoted as expressing interest in the MLS. Then the Honduran media picked up reports out of Italy that Suazo was considering signing with the Fire, followed by the apparently independent report contained in the link above the jump. Most rumor articles on the internet are repetitions of an initial report, but the Italian article was written after the Honduran article and the Italian article claimed they had exclusive information.

Suazo, 32 years old, made four appearances with Catania last year. Before that, he spent four years with Internazionale, making 56 appearances and scoring 15 goals with Inter and two other clubs on loan spells. He also has 54 caps with the Honduran national team, scoring 16 goals. He was actually in Dallas last Saturday starting for Honduras in a losing effort in a friendly against New Zealand.

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