Mexican Club Targets Emilio

Mexican club Monarcas Morelia has cast an eye toward D.C. United's goal-scoring machine Luciano Emilio, according to the Washington Post's Steven Goff.
Emilio, 29, had a sensational first year in Major League Soccer, scoring 20 goals and adding an assist on his way to the Golden Boot, MLS MVP and Newcomer of the Year awards. After the season ended, word leaked out that the Brazilian wanted to be more fairly compensated for his contribution to the team (he earned $293,125 in 2007).

Since Emilio is under contract with D.C., Morelia would have to pony up a transfer fee for the forward. But United probably isn't willing to let him go for cheap, especially since the futures of Jaime Moreno and Christian Gomez with the club remain in doubt.

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