The United States international Benny Feilhaber is poised for a potential move to Major League Soccer after being informed he can leave English Premier League side Derby County.
The 22-year-old midfielder had travelled to Israel recently with a view to signing for Maccabi Tel Aviv.
However, Derby has recalled Feilhaber, who cost the team $2 million in August, and would prefer to sell him to an American club.
Feilhaber, who scored the winning goal for the USA against Mexico in the Gold Cup Final, has only started one game for the Rams since his summer switch from German club Hamburg.
Derby chairman Adam Pearson said: "Maccabi Tel-Aviv showed an interest in Benny and we allowed him the chance to speak to them.
"However, we have now rejected their latest bid and have called Benny back to Derby.
"There is a lot of interest in Benny in the MLS in the States and it is something that is likely to be pursued, therefore we feel it is in the best interests of the club and the player to get him back with us."