Lopez talks with Chivas stall
Javier Eduardo "La Chofis" Lopez has been in talks with Chivas for several months about a new contract and was close to a new deal but talks are now stalling, according to Record .
With the attacker's contract set to expire this summer and an extension yet to be agreed upon, there was concern the 23-year-old would look to leave Mexico as a free agent this summer and sign with Europe like his former teammate Oswaldo Alanis did this year. While common around the world, Mexican players generally sign an extension with a club before moving rather than leaving on a free, allowing the club to recoup a transfer fee.
Lopez is requesting a signifficant raise and a release clause. While Chivas are willing to give Lopez a raise, they've balked at his initial requests.
Mexico in talks with Brazil for friendly
One of Mexico's November friendly matches in Europe could be against Brazil in London, according to MedioTiempo .
The two federations are in advanced negotiations with South Korea another potential partner for a November game. A showdown against the Selecao would be a rematch of June's round of 16 matchup but also would bring to mind the 2012 Olympic final, in which Mexico topped Brazil at Wembley Stadium.
Martino drawing FMF's eye
With Tuca Ferretti potentially staying with Tigres, Tata Martino, currently with Atlanta United but previously the Argentina boss, is on Mexico's list of potential managers, according to TyC Sports .
The report emerged the same day that Radio La Red reported former Colombia manager Jose Pekerman would take over Atlanta United in January.
Tuca has multimillion-dollar release clause
If the Mexican federation wants to pry Tuca Ferretti from Tigres, it will cost them with the manager having a release clause around $8 million in total, according to MedioTiempo .
The federation is hoping to negotiate with the northern Mexico club to arrive at a lower figure for the 64-year-old, who currently is Mexico's interim manager.
Roma still after Herrera
Roma is once again planning to launch an effort to bring Hector Herrera to Serie A, according to C orriere dello Sport.
With Herrera's contract up in the summer of 2019, Monchi hopes to convince Porto to accept €15 million (£13m/17m) for the player in January rather than let him go for free after the season. Roma then could register him for the rest of Champions League play. Herrera's release clause is €40m.
Five big clubs closely tracking Lozano
Hirving Lozano is being closely tracked by five big clubs including one he'll face in the Champions League, according CalcioMercato .
While "Chucky" is still with PSV after the summer window closed, Inter, Juventus, Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid all have the winger on their wish lists for the future.
Gignac inks extension
French striker Andre-Pierre Gignac has reached a deal to stay at Tigres for another two years, according to L'Equipe .
Gignac has been with the club since 2015 but was exploring options after Tigres' initial offers were not to his liking. That included conversations about a return to Ligue 1 with Monaco. However, his future remains in Mexico after his agent traveled to Monterrey this week to close out the negotiations.