This may come as a shock, but Marko Marin is still on Chelsea's books. I know! I was shocked, too. In fact, the German Messi, a.k.a. the Hazard Plan B has two years left still on the five-year deal we agreed with him just ahead of our most unlikely Champions League triumph.
Marin hasn't played a competitive match for Chelsea in almost two years of course — spending time on loan at Sevilla, Fiorentina, and most recently, Anderlecht — and that trend certainly doesn't look like it'll be changing anytime soon.
Heineman also says Chelsea winger Marko Marin is one of the players #SportingKC are currently after. We'll see if this one actually happens.— Andy Edwards (@AndyEdMLS) June 28, 2015
There's little reason for Chelsea to keep hanging on to Marin, and his value right now is probably still higher than it would be next summer. Sporting Kansas City (MLS champions just a couple years ago) have one-time Liverpool failed prospect Krisztián Németh on their roster (he's their leading scorer!), so they're apparently quite familiar in dealing with reclamation projects already. KC have two designated players already, but are allowed one more if they pay the luxury tax for a third spot. Do it!