Soccer – Liga MX transfer news: The latest rumors and chisme from Chivas, Club America, the Mexican national team and more

Soccer – Liga MX transfer news: The latest rumors and chisme from Chivas, Club America, the Mexican national team and more

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

FMF speaking with Sanchez Flores

Mexico federation president Yon de Luisa will meet with manager Quiqui Sanchez Flores this week in London about the men’s national team coaching vacancy, according to ESPN Spain .

The president may be willing to offer the Mexico job to Sanchez Flores, who coached six La Liga teams and also oversaw Watford in his coaching career.

Galaxy courting Te Kloese

The LA Galaxy are interested in bringing Dennis te Kloese, Mexico Director of National Teams, to Southern California to be the Head of Soccer Operations, according to

The Dutch director previously oversaw Mexico’s youth national teams but has been working with the senior sides since August of 2017. He also has played a key role in El Tri’s search for its next manager.

Guardado could make El Tri return

The biggest surprise name on Mexico’s roster to face Argentina in a pair of November friendlies may be Andres Guardado, according to  MedioTiempo .

The veteran midfielder hasn’t suited up for El Tri since the World Cup and only recent returned from an injury. Interim manager Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti, however, feels the player’s influence would be positive for the young group he’s expected to take to South America.

Marcel Ruiz heading to Guadalajara?

Chivas are seeking a swap deal with Queretaro in which the Guadalajara side would send Javier “La Chofis” Lopez to Queretaro in exchange for defender Hiram Mier with a possible inclusion of Marcel Ruiz, according to  Record .

With Jair Pereira in contract negotiations, the club may need a center back and would turn to Mier. Ruiz, a breakout attacking star this season, also would appeal to the club, which signs only Mexican players.

Chivas have agreement to sell Pulido

There is an agreement between Chivas and Monterrey to send forward Alan Pulido to Rayados, according to  Multimedios .

The forward would be the second Chivas attacker to join Rayados in recent memory, with Rodolfo Pizarro transferred in the summer. Pulido said before the season that  he had heard of interest from Monterrey in bringing him back to La Sultana del Norte, where he used to play for Tigres.

FMF contacted Lopetegui camp

The Mexican federation reached out to people close to Julen Lopetegui to gauge the former Real Madrid and Spain manager’s interest in coaching El Tri, according to long-time Mexican journalist  Fernando Schwartz .

The answer from the 52-year-old’s camp, according to Schwartz, is that the manager currently is planning to take some time off to rest and will consider offers later.

Guzman has European interest

Victor Guzman has been the subject of interest both from clubs based in Europe and from other Mexican teams, Pachuca president Jesus Martinez said .

The midfielder continues to play well both with Tuzos and the national team and could follow Hirving Lozano and Erick Gutierrez out the door with the president saying he’d prefer to have the player keep growing at Pachuca before moving across the pond rather than join up with a regional rival.

New manager could debut in Spain

Mexico is beginning to negotiate its 2019 calendar and is working to play Spain in March, according to  Record .

While nothing is set, the match against La Roja could take place in the Santiago Bernabeu. The match, helped along by the fact both teams are sponsored by Adidas, could be the first for Mexico’s new manager should the federation forgo a January friendly. 

Martino would be highest-paid El Tri coach in history

The Mexican Federation is putting a deal worth more than $2 million a year on the table for Tata Martino, according to  MedioTiempo .

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The deal would run for four years and would make Martino the highest-paid coach in Mexico national team history.

Conmebol in talks for Liga MX, MLS to join Libertadores

CONMEBOL is in talks with Liga MX about Mexican clubs returning to Copa Libertadores and also is hoping to add MLS teams for the 2020 edition, according to  ESPN Brazil.

Mexican teams took part in South America’s top club championship from 1998 until pulling out because of scheduling difficulties. During that time, the top four Mexico teams went to the Concacaf Champions League, with the best teams not qualified for CCL fighting for the Libertadores crown. MLS side D.C. United took part in the Copa Sudamericana in 2007.

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