Atlanta United’s disappointing record was only part of the reason coach Gabriel Heinze lost his job Sunday.
The Miami Herald newspaper reported that Inter owner Jorge Mas and co-owner David Beckham have had "serious talks" with Messi about joining the Florida franchise for a short-term stint.
Nani will miss Sunday's game against Toronto and a May 29 match against the New York Red Bulls.
However, the 36-year-old striker's efforts have not been enough to transform the Galaxy's fortunes, with the club languishing in the bottom half of the Western Conference.
MLS is now one of the best attended football leagues in the world, attracting an average gate of more than 22,000 fans per game in 2017 for the first time in history.
The team is expected to begin MLS play in 2020 at a 25,000-seat stadium to be built in Miami's Overtown neighborhood.
Ibrahimovic, who re-joined Manchester United, said he is eyeing a move to MLS in the US after his stint in England.
The statement noted that MLS and PRO partnered with the United Soccer Leagues to facilitate the first test of VAR system.