Inter Miami close in on Shawcross and Gibbs transfers with Chelsea flop Pato also offered to David Beckham's side

PHIL NEVILLE is closing in on a Brit double swoop at Inter Miami. 

SunSport understands a deal to bring Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross will be completed this week. 

And former Arsenal full-back Kieran Gibbs, 31, is in talks and looks set to follow Shawcross to MLS after deciding to quit West Brom.

His contract at the Hawthorns expires at the end of the season and he’s keen to move to South Florida. 

Neville and owner David Beckham have wasted no time getting to work and sorting out the problems which hampered Miami’s first season in the League. 

Both players will boost a defence which was in desperate need of leadership and experience last term. 

Nev is also tracking a left winger and a new keeper with Minnesota’s Tyler Miller on his radar. 

Scottish ace Lewis Morgan performed well out wide last term but Neville sees the 24 year-old in a more central role.

Former AC Milan and Brazil forward Alexandre Pato has also been offered to Inter Miami.

But the Chelsea flop also remains in talks with Orlando City where he would team up with compatriot Nani. 

Pato, 31, was in negotiations with Iraq club Al Diwaniya, their club president confirmed.


But the striker reportedly demanded a huge salary as well as a big house with a pool equipped and guaranteed safety for himself and wife Rebeca.

Al Diwaniya chief Hussein Al-Ankoshei eluded to the Pato's demands in an interview with Rudaw TV channel.

He said:  "Negotiations are ongoing, the conditions he has set are difficult to meet and there is still no final agreement, it is not easy."

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