D.C. United has begun exploring the possibility of acquiring Argentine superstar Gonzalo Higuaín, a blockbuster move that would reunite him with his older brother, two people familiar with the situation said Wednesday.

Federico Higuaín, 35, joined United in March as a midfielder and assistant coach after eight seasons with the Columbus Crew. Gonzalo Higuaín, a 32-year-old striker who played in three World Cups, has one year left on his contract with Italian power Juventus.

United’s interest in the younger brother is in the very early stages, and the MLS club has not engaged in any formal discussions with the player or Juventus, said one person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of such high-profile pursuits. Continue reading

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