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MLS could announce star signing Carlos Vela on Sunday

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With Sunday's MLS Cup Final fast approaching, comes a report that league commissioner Don Garber could be ready to use the event to announce the league's latest marquee signing, Carlos Vela.

Milenio journalist Jesus Hernandez reported on Wednesday that Vela's agent, Eduardo Hernandez, will be in Columbus to close the deal for the Mexico international. The contract would reportedly pay Carlos Vela a wage of around $8 million per year.

The report also noted that among the teams interested in signing Vela are the San Jose Earthquakes, Chicago Fire, and New York Red Bulls.

The Chicago Fire, though, remain as favorites to sign the former Arsenal forward.

In the past, Vela has been vocal about his interest in moving back to North America to be closer to family. In an interview to ESPN in November, Mexico's director of national teams Santiago Baños stated that after 10 years playing in Europe, Vela wants what is best for him on "a personal level."

It is worth noting, the MLS Cup Final will be broadcast in Spanish through UniMás, and the announcement would be a good way to reach out to the Latino market.