Where will El Tri play this fall? Will Diego Reyes return to Liga MX? Who else will America sign this summer? Goal summarizes the transfer talk
El Tri heading on tour
Among the potential locations are Monterrey, Guadalajara, San Luis Potosi and Tijuana. The Nations League game against Panama likely will take place in the Azteca.
Mohamed a candidate for Toluca
With Toluca already making front office changes this season, a potential switch in the manager’s box could come as well.
Antonio Mohamed, who won Liga MX with Club Tijuana and Club America and also coached several other teams in Mexico, could replace Ricardo La Volpe, according to Univision Deportes.
The Red Devils have one point from their first five matches.
Tigres in for Araujo as well as Reyes
Diego Reyes isn’t the only Mexico international Tigres are looking to bring back to Mexico from abroad, according to Multimedios .
Tigres president Miguel Angel Garza said the club has made an offer to current Fenerbahce player Diego Reyes to join the team but has two other transfer targets in mind before the summer window closes September 5. One of those is Celta de Vigo center back Nestor Araujo, while the other remains a mystery.
Last summer, Tigres signed El Tri center back Carlos Salcedo from Eintracht Frankfurt.
America making offer for Reyes
Club America is sending an offer to Diego Reyes’ agent with the hope of bringing the center back/midfielder back to the club, according to MarcaClaro .
Reyes, who also has been linked with Tigres and Greek side Olympiacos during the summer, has had a tough go of things the last few seasons, struggling for playing time in Spain and Turkey. The 26-year-old was not in Fenerbahce’s squad for its first Super Lig match of the year Monday.
El Tri to face Trinidad and Tobago on non-FIFA date
Mexico national team manager Tata Martino is set to get a look at his squad in a friendly match against Trinidad and Tobago on October 2, according to Record .
The match would take place in Toluca’s Estadio Nemesio Diez and feature only players based in Liga MX, with the game not taking place on a FIFA date. Martino wants to evaluate players he may call up for El Tri’s first-ever Concacaf Nations League matches: Oct. 11 at Bermuda and against Panama at home on Oct. 15.
Martinez looking for America exit
Club America forward Roger Martinez is hoping to head to Europe this summer, according to Record .
After a strong start to the Copa America with Colombia, Martinez was linked with a move to Europe or MLS. However, America is looking for a $20 million fee for the 25-year-old and is yet to receive a formal offer for his services. That said, the player and his camp are hoping to find a suitor who could help him leave the Mexico City club with a crowded attack after the offseason arrival of Giovani dos Santos.
Atlas made Guardado attempt
Atlas president Pedro Portillo says Los Rojinegros had conversations with Mexico international Andres Guardado this summer but the timing isn’t right for the veteran to return.
Guardado came through the Atlas academy and hasn’t represented any other Liga MX side. The 32-year-old is staying in Europe for now, though, with a contract extension with Real Betis a possibility.
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 is a veteran of Miguel Herrera’s 2014 World Cup squad.
Mexico return possible for Maradona
Diego Maradona could return to Mexico and once again manage Dorados, according to his lawyer .
He left the post for health reasons after finishing runner-up in each of the last two Ascenso MX tournaments. However, with the Argentine legend recovering well from knee surgery, Matias Morla is set to meet with promoter Christian Bragarnik to chat about potential opportunities in Sinaloa.
Boca back in for Meza
Monterrey midfielder Maxi Meza once again is of interest to Boca Juniors, according to Fox Deportes .
With Nahitan Nandez set to head to Serie A side Cagliari in a move worth €18 million for 70 percent of the Uruguay international’s rights, Boca manager Gustavo Alfaro wants the club’s directors to again attempt to bring the Meza back to his home country. Earlier in the summer, Rayados requested a $17 million fee for player they signed from Independiente in January.
Pizarro with interest from Milan
While Rayados paid between $16 million-$20 million to pry the playmaker from Chivas in the summer of 2018, they’re willing to accept $10 million from a European club to help the 25-year-old fulfill his goal of crossing the Atlantic. Milan’s first choice is Fiorentina Frenchman Jordan Veretout, but would turn to Pizarro if his signing can’t be completed.
Frankfurt scouted Macias at U-20 World Cup
Eintracht Frankfurt has Leon forward Jose Juan Macias on the radar and scouted him at the U-20 World Cup, according to Record .
Chivas currently hold the rights for the 19-year-old but are waiting to see if Leon will pay around $15 million to buy him outright after spending the Clausura on loan with the Liga MX finalists. Macias scored eight goals, more than any other Mexican player in the tournament, and good for a tie for fifth place overall.
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.
Interest from Germany and the Netherlands was reported earlier this summer, but Record now reports Porto is in negotiations with Tuzos, though its initial offer was declined. Bunge also represented Diego Reyes and Hector Herrera when those players left Mexico for Porto.
The Pachuca midifelder was linked with a move abroad in previous transfer windows and could take the leap this summer. The agent also represents Diego Reyes and said reports linking the defender to Tigres are premature with the sides yet to speak .
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Djaniny not headed to Cruz Azul
Former Liga MX top scorer Djaniny has interest from Premier League teams in addition to clubs in Mexico, according to A Bola .
Cruz Azul was interested in bringing him back to reunite with manager Pedro Caixinha, but La Maquina sporting director Ricardo Pelaez said a deal isn’t going to happen this summer.