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

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Hector Vivas
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European teams set for November talks with Macias camp

Jose Juan Macias' camp is set to meet with representatives of several European teams in November including Real Betis, according to Sevilla sports newspaper Estadio Deportivo .

The Leon was observed by scouts from FC Koln during Mexico's friendly against Trinidad and Tobago at the start of the month, according to Marca Clarowith Eintracht Frankfurt, Manchester United, Borussia Dortmund and big clubs in Portugal also mentioned as potential destinations.

Estadio reports Betis' crosstown rival Sevilla also is in the mix to sign the 20-year-old who has three goals for Mexico in three matches.

Mohamed wants Gonzalez back

Monterrey manager Antonio Mohamed is hoping to bring goalkeeper Hugo Gonzalez back from first-place Necaxa, according to various reports .

Gonzalez is on loan with the Rayos, but the recently returned Rayados boss wants a reunion in the 2020 Clausura. Mohamed has to make it there first, though, with his continuity depending on how the club does at the 2020 Club World Cup.

America, Cruz Azul fighting for Chilean star

Two of Liga MX's grandes, America and Cruz Azul, are looking to sign Chilean forward Ignacio Jeraldino from Aduax Italiano, according to  TUDN .

Pachuca, which shares ownership with a Chilean club, though not the one where "Jeraldios" plays, is also interested but the Liga MX clubs will have to fend off interest from teams in Spain and Italy.

Castellanos' future may be in Mexico

New York City's Argentine attacker Valentin Castellanos is on the radar of several Liga MX clubs, according to  The Athletic .

After scoring 11 goals for NYCFC in the regular season, "Taty" is set to play in Juarez and Pachuca with the Argentina Under-22 team against Mexico's side also preparing for the Olympics. An inclusion on the roster for Tokyo would further boost his stock, but even without it the 21-year-old has captured the attention of club directors in Mexico.

Cordova getting looks from abroad 

America midfielder Sebastian Cordova is drawing attention from a number of European teams including Benfica, according to  A Bola .

However, if Benfica is going to make Cordova the first Mexican to play at the club since Raul Jimenez, it is said it will have to fight off interest from Sevilla and Manchester United. Cordova has three goals in 11 league matches this season and impressed in Mexico's non-FIFA friendly win against Trinidad and Tobago earlier this month.

Salcedo on Marseille's list

Olympique Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas is looking for defensive help this winter and may have personally contacted Tigres center back Carlos Salcedo, according to blog Football Club de Marseille .

With OM's defense hurting, the 26-year-old Mexico international may be an attractive option giving his proven European success with Eintracht Frankfurt and Fiorentina and his versatility in playing center back or either fullback slot. Salcedo's Tigres teammate Andre-Pierre Gignac is an OM legend.

Antuna set for Man City extension

Mexico national team winger Uriel Antuna is set to sign an extension keeping him with Manchester City until 2022, according to  Fox Deportes .

Currently on loan with the LA Galaxy, the 22-year-old scored four goals at the Gold Cup this summer and has six goals and four assists in 30 matches for the Galaxy this season. 

Guardado set for MLS move in 2020

Mexico midfielder Andres Guardado will move to Major League Soccer in 2020, according to TUDN .

While various MLS teams are interested, according to the report, it's the Chicago Fire who would have the first right of refusal. Talks already are underway with Real Betis.

Peralta considering retirement

Chivas forward Oribe Peralta is considering ending his career after the Apertura, according to  Record .

The former America and Santos Laguna player is one of the most successful Mexican forwards in the last decade but with his last start coming on Aug. 28 and no goals to his name this season, the 35-year-old is considering hanging up his boots.

Apparent Facebook hack puzzles Tigres

A Facebook post from Parma's account announcing Tigres manager Tuca Ferretti as the club's new manager looks to be a hack, with various reports indicating neither team has any idea about a potential move.

Ferretti is by far the longest-serving coach in Liga MX and is set to lead the northern Mexico club this weekend when it takes on Puebla on Tuesday.

Chivas courting ex-Cruz Azul exec Pelaez

Deposed Cruz Azul sporting director Ricardo Pelaez is unlikely to return to the club and now is being wooed by Chivas, according to  ESPN Deportes .

While Pelaez currently is on vacation and has not been given a formal offer by Chivas, the Guadalajara club's president Amaury Vergara is interested in bringing in Pelaez.

Last week,  Record   reported Cruz Azul president Guillermo "Billy" Alvarez is hoping to speak with the executive in a calm setting after a wild chain of events regarding the club's managerial situation set off the former Necaxa forward's departure. His contract, however, has not been officially terminated, leading to a bit of delay in figuring out where his next step will be.

Gullit seeking Liga MX return

Carlos "Gullit" Pena is in talks with Monarcas de Morelia about coming back to Liga MX, according to  MedioTiempo .

Pena has terminated his relationship with Polish second division side GKS Tychy, a team for which he signed but never played. Now the 29-year-old midfielder, who has struggled with alcoholism in the past, wants to return to his home country. Pena was a member of Miguel Herrera's 2014 World Cup squad.

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Lazio intrigued by Lainez

Lazio have Diego Lainez on the radar and may make an attempt to buy him from Real Betis, according to  Il Messaggero .

Lainez arrived in La Liga just six months ago, and in his introductory news conference Betis boss Rubi said he thinks Lainez is a fantastic player. However, the club may be willing to sell this summer if it can recoup its €14 million investment.

The Italian club would look to pay off the debt it currently owes Betis after signing Riza Durmisi last summer and then pay the Lainez fee in a pair of installments. Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi may be forced to deploy a 4-3-3 this season, which would suit the 19-year-old winger well.

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