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

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Are Chivas losing a rising star? Could Lozano make a big winter move? Who will coach El Tri long-term? Goal summarizes the transfer talk


Lopez nearing Chivas extension


Javier Eduardo "La Chofis" Lopez has been in talks with Chivas for several months about a new contract and is close to a new deal, 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.


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.

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Family request tanked Govea's Mouscron return


Omar Govea's potential return to Royal Excel Mouscron was tanked by a demand that the club also bring on his brother, according to L'Avenir .

Govea's older brother Cruz currently plays in the top adult league in their hometown of San Luis Potosi, starting this weekend and helping a team sponsored by a local butcher to victory. He most recently played in the third division of the Mexican football system.

With the possibility of returning to Mouscron off the table, Omar Govea signed a loan deal to join Royal Antwerp. The midfielder was involved in several national team camps last season while on loan from Porto, where he remains outside the club's plans.

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