GM Adrian Hanauer admits "lots of interest" in DeAndre Yedlin

Yedlin draws a penalty against Portland in a 4-4 tie. - Mike Russell

Hanauer does not comment specifically on rumor that Yedlin is close to joining Roma on a deal that would allow him to finish season in Seattle.

Although he wouldn't comment on specific rumors of DeAndre Yedlin's transfer to AS Roma, Seattle Sounders GM and part owner Adrian Hanauer did acknowledge that the right back has drawn "lots of interest from around the world."

"DeAndre has had a very good season in Seattle and obviously had a fantastic World Cup," Hanauer wrote in an email to Sounder at Heart. "This has drawn lots of interest for him from leagues around the world. For now, DeAndre is in Seattle and we need him to help us win our upcoming games against Portland. If something transpires with a foreign team, we will announce it."

Seattle plays Portland in the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup at Starfire Stadium on Wednesday night. Then on Sunday the two sides face off on national television in front of an expected 67,000 fans at CenturyLink Field. Yedlin, who has been on the East Coast doing rounds of interviews with various media, is expected to rejoin the Sounders shortly and should be available for at least one of those matches.

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