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

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Can Pumas bring in a goalkeeper from Europe? Will Hector Moreno move this winter? Who will America sign at forward? Goal summarizes the transfer talk

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PUMAS SET SIGHTS ON GUDINO


Raul Gudino APOEL

As Pumas' hunt continues for a new goalkeeper, Raul Gudino now has emerged as a leading candidate, according to Cancha.

The 21-year-old Mexican currently is with APOEL in Cyprus on loan from Porto B but has been the target of approaches by Chivas and other Mexican teams. Now the club from Ciudad Universitaria is pushing to make his return to domestic soil a reality.


PENALBA STAYING AT CRUZ AZUL


Gabriel Penalba Cruz Azul

Defensive midfielder Gabriel Penalba is set to continue along with Cruz Azul in the Clausura, according to Record.

La Maquina sporting director Eduardo de la Torre pushed for the player's continuity and his request was heard by new manager Pedro Caixinha after the Portuguese coach initially was ready to move on from the Argentine.


RIVERO NEWEST TARGET FOR AMERICA


Octavio Rivero

Octavio Rivero is the latest forward to draw Club America's attention in their quest to add attacking firepower this winter, according to AS Chile.

The former Vancouver Whitecaps striker helped Colo-Colo to a championship in Chile, adding a goal each in his last five games to close out the season.


MUNOZ'S FUTURE UNCLEAR


Moises Munoz Chiapas Jaguares

Moises Munoz is not on Puebla's list of players to be transferred but the club would be willing to let him go if the right offer came, according to Record.

The 37-year-old goalkeeper was reportedly a target for an MLS team last year but so far has stayed in Mexico since leaving Club America, playing with relegated Jaguares and relegation-threatened Puebla.


SAUCEDO HEADED TO MEXICO CITY


Cirilo Saucedo

Veteran goalkeeper Cirilo Saucedo is set to join Mexico City side Pumas, according to Record.

The 35-year-old has played for seven first-division Mexican teams and looks to return to the top division after spending the previous campaigns with second-division side FC Juarez.


AMERICA MOVE FOR URIBE NEARING COLLAPSE


Fernando Uribe Toluca Copa Libertadores

America is lining up a move for Toluca forward Fernando Uribe, according to MarcaClarohowever that move may be falling apart because of financial issues.

After a frustrating season for America's attack - including four Liguilla matches without scoring a goal - Las Aguilas are looking to boost their attacking line. One of the targets is the 29-year-old Colombian, whose contract with Toluca runs through the summer. Financial concerns could derail the potential move, with Toluca in no rush to sell the player.


ARGENTINE GIANT CHASING ROMERO


Silvio Romero Club America Club World Cup 12102016

Club America forward Silvio Romero is the subject of a potential move by River Plate, according to various Argentine reports including one in La Pagina Millonaria.

Despite the Argentine's disappointing tournament, La Banda are reportedly set to pay $4 million for 50 percent of the 29-year-old's rights.


SPORTING KANSAS CITY AFTER BOSELLI


Mauro Boselli Leon

MLS side Sporting Kansas City has made a multi-million dollar offer to Leon for forward Mauro Boselli, according to El Universal.

The central forward is 32 but tied Aviles Hurtado as the top scorer in the recently completed Apertura with 11 goals. It was the Argentine's third Liga MX scoring crown.


BRITOS COULD MAKE MEXICO RETURN


Britos

Matias Britos may return to Liga MX after frustration with Saudi club Al-Hilal, according to AM.

Current Leon manager Gustavo Diaz admitted his team has interest in bringing his countryman back to Liga MX, where he played with Leon and Pumas before moving to the Middle East.


NORTH AMERICAN WORLD CUP COULD MOVE UP


Qatar World Cup 2022

The World Cup expected to take place in the United States, Mexico and Canada in 2026 could take place four years earlier, according to a column in Record.

Ignacio Suarez writes that there are major concerns about the logistics of hosting the tournament in Qatar with the nation locked in a dispute with the other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council and Egypt.


OSORIO REJECTED SAUDI ARABIA


Juan Carlos Osorio Mexico

Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio turned down an offer to coach the Saudi Arabia national team, according to Fox Deportes.

Former Chile boss Juan Antonio Pizzi ended up accepting a lucrative offer to lead the Gulf nation at the World Cup after Osorio elected to continue his project in charge of El Tri rather than hit reset. 


BETIS PUSHING FOR MORENO


Hector Moreno Roma

Mexico center back Hector Moreno could make a winter move to Real Betis, according to BetisMovil .

The Sinaloa native moved from PSV to Roma during the offseason but has made just two starts for the Serie A side. Mexico midfielder Andres Guardado moved from PSV to Real Betis in the summer and reportedly would be a key part of recruitment efforts. 


PERALTA EXTENSION TALKS ONGOING


Oribe Peralta America

Forward Oribe Peralta and Club America are in continuing talks about a contract extension, according to Record .

Peralta, who turns 34 in January, is hoping to sign a three-year deal, but Las Aguilas' most recent offer would only keep "El Cepillo" at the club for another two years.


LIGA MX SET TO ROLL OUT VAR


VAR Video Assistant Referee

The Liga MX Liguilla will use a video assistant referee system in the 2018 Apertura, according to ESPN Mexico .

The league's sporting development committee met after Morelia advanced on a goal that should have been ruled offside and hopes to utilize the referee aid as soon as the summer or fall of 2018.

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FERNANDEZ TO END SHORT NECAXA STAY


Matias Fernandez Necaxa

Matias Fernandez's stay in Mexico already could be coming to a close, according to AS .

The Chilean attacker arrived in the fall and played in eight games for the Rayos but has failed to make an impact. Even so, Colo Colo in his home country would like to bring in the 31-year-old ahead of a potential 2018 Copa Libertadores run.

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