Liga MX transfer news: The latest rumors and chisme in Mexican soccer

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Herrera wants Italy switch


Hector Herrera is in talks with AC Milan and is looking to make a summer move from Porto, A Bola reports.

The 27-year-old Mexico international is contracted to the Portuguese side until 2019 and the club is expected to demand that Milan meets his €40 million release clause if the Serie A wants to land him. 

But Herrera is apparently already in talks with the Rossoneri and hopes to begin next term in Serie A.


Quintero staying at America after MLS deals fall through


Carlos Darwin Quintero Club America Liga MX preseason training

Darwin Quintero is staying at Club America after deals to move to MLS fell through, according to ESPN Mexico. 

Previous reports had indicated that both Tornoto FC and the Vancouver Whitecaps were interested in Quintero but, despite America being open to a move, neither was able to meet the conditions the Mexico City club required.

Quintero entered Jornada 7's win over Morelia as a substitute, his first action since Jornada 3.  


Galindo leading candidate for Chivas post


Benjamin Galindo, Chivas

Former Chivas midfielder and manager Benjamin Galindo is the leading candidate to take the newly created role of technical secretary, according to  Record .

Current Chivas manager Matias Almeyda is hoping to find someone who will work well with the coaching staff and ownership to bring in new players but not aspire to leave for a managerial position at another club. 


Herrera offered to Serie A giant


Hector Herrera Mexico

Hector Herrera was offered to AC Milan in the transfer market, but the Serie A side wasn't interested, according to Tuttosport .

The Mexico international midfielder is again seeing regular minutes with Porto but has been linked with several Serie A clubs and Liverpool. His contract reportedly expires in the summer of 2019. 


Almeyda turned down LAFC job


Matias Almeyda Chivas

Chivas manager Matias Almeyda was in talks to coach Los Angeles FC but eventually declined the offer, according to Record .

According to the report, the Argentine was a candidate for the job but wanted to stay with Chivas after winning a pair of titles in the spring of 2017. Former U.S. national team coach Bob Bradley is set to lead the expansion side, which signed Mexico international Carlos Vela, in its inaugural season. 


Liga MX considering putting relegation on hold


  Eduardo Tercero Lobos BUAP

Liga MX's Sporting Development Committee is considering putting promotion and relegation on hold for the next four years, according to various reports .

Owners from Chivas, Tijuana, Veracruz, Pachuca, America, Pumas and Santos Laguna met in Toluca with the idea, one of several on the table. The move is being cast as giving teams currently in the Ascenso four years to find solid situations after recently promoted teams have struggled financially and with their venues. The implementation of VAR and rules governing the number of foreign players teams are allowed to field also are topics of debate.


Timbers sign Paredes on loan


Cristhian Paredes Club sol de America

Feb. 2: The Portland Timbers have announced the signing of midfielder Cristhian Paredes on loan from Liga MX side Club America.

The deal for the 19-year-old central midfielder, who has one cap for the Paraguay national team, includes an option to buy.

Paredes moved from Paraguay Primera Division side Club Sol de America to Club America in 2017 but made just two Copa MX starts for the Liga MX giants.


D.C. United trialing former USYNT and Tijuana defender


John Requejo Jr USA U-20

Former U.S. under-20 international John Requejo is on trial with D.C. United, according to The Washington Post .

The California native, a left back, spent the last three plus years in Mexico having signed with Club Tijuana rather than playing in college soccer in the United States. 

Requejo was a member of the  2015 U.S. Under-20 World Cup squad but found playing time hard to come by with Xolos, and a loan move to second-division Dorados last summer didn't see much of an increase.   

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Benfica denied Jimenez loan offer


Raul Jimenez Mexico Poland

Club America made an offer to sign Raul Jimenez on loan from Benfica but was turned down, according to  O Jogo .

Las Aguilas were looking to strengthen their attack and thought a return to Mexico City for Jimenez would be on the table with his sporadic minutes. The Portuguese side, however, wasn't willing to let the forward move. 

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