As if there wasn't enough smoke to believe that Yura Movsisyan's on his way back to Salt Lake City, RSL coach Jeff Cassar threw fanned the potentially existing flames in an interview with SBI Soccer, confirming that the club is in negotiations with the Armenian forward.
"I would say where there’s smoke there’s fire," Cassar told SBI. "We’re in discussions, and we’re hopeful that something is going to be announced, but you never know quite until that happens." — SBI Soccer
This is the first time that we've seen a public statement concerning Movsisyan since Waibel confirmed interest. But the fun doesn't end there — Cassar also spoke about what he thought Movsisyan could bring to the team (emphasis mine).
"I think he’s powerful, he’s dynamic, he can run the channels, and score," said Cassar. "If you look at what he’s done since he’s left our team, it’s score and be dangerous in different ways. I’m really excited to bring that to the rest of our arsenal of attacking players." — SBI Soccer
See that bolded part? (Like I said, emphasis mine.) He's talking specifically about being excited to bring him. Not to potentially bring him, or to engage in discussions with him, but to bring him. That obviously doesn't mean that the deal is done or that everything's packaged neatly on RSL general manager Craig Waibel's desk, but it's at least an indication of the internal security Cassar feels about this transfer.
At last report, Chris Kamrani of the Salt Lake Tribune reported that Movsisyan had agreed terms with Real Salt Lake, and that he had confirmed that with league sources. Now, this doesn't mean that's not true. There could still very well be negotiations with MLS and Movsisyan's club, Spartak Moscow. There might also be final details on a contract, with a primary agreement in place.
What I'm saying is that we still don't know what's going to happen, but we can at least start thinking about buying that MOVSISYAN 14 kit we all so badly desire. (But maybe just wait until the end of the week. This transfer stuff is tricky business.)