It is unclear of how or why at this moment, but MLS Transfers has learned of the 33 year olds interest through an overseas source.
Currently making 1.2 million euros after taxes, it would seem that Denis is looking for his last big pay day in MLS.
His goal record could have Crew fans salivating as he has 57 goals in the past 130 Serie A matches and lead Atalanta in scoring since the 2011-2012 season. He was also rumored to be a last minute addition to Juventus just 2 months ago as they were looking to add striker depth.
More details soon.
EDIT: This transfer doesn't seem like it would happen until the end of the Serie A season, as German's contract is up in June 2015.