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

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Cavallini has suitors in MLS, Spain


Puebla has offers on the table from a number of teams for forward Lucas Cavallini, according to Record.

Cruz Azul is making a strong push for the Canadian international, but he also has suitors in MLS and Spain. The Canada international forward has scored 23 Liga MX goals since arriving in the summer of 2017.


America expecting Uribe bid


America is expecting a bid from Sporting for midfielder Mateus Uribe, according to ESPN.

Las Aguilas already declined a $5 million offer for Uribe from Boca Juniors of his native Argentina. Sporting likely would double that offer.


Alanis with interest in North America


Oswaldo Alanis is in talks to return to Chivas, according to MedioTiempo .

The club, which signs only Mexicans, also has Santos Laguna's Gerardo Arteaga and relegated Feirense center back Antonio Briseno on its list.

San Jose is also a potential destination for Alanis, according to Earthquakes show Black and Azul.  Though Real Oviedo may attempt to keep the left-footed center back, Alanis' former manager Matias Almeyda also has an eye on the defender.


Talavera welcomes Chivas interest


Toluca goalkeeper Alfredo Talavera is open to a Chivas return, he told Record .

The 36-year-old started his career at Chivas and said he was pleased with interest coming in for big clubs as he prepares to enter the final years of his career. The former Mexico national team shot-stopper also has been linked with Pumas .


Manchester United with an eye on Rayados


A pair of scouts working with Manchester United were in attendance for Monterrey's playoff match against Necaxa, according to  Multimedios Deportes .

They later were spotted talking to the agent of midfielder Carlos Rodriguez. Rayados attacker Rodolfo Pizarro also has been the subject of European interest in the past weeks .


Betis want Guardado extension


Andres Guardado's agent is set to travel to Seville to work on a contract extension with Real Betis, according to  ABC Sevilla

The 32-year-old's current deal would keep him in La Liga through summer of 2020. The player has been targeted by MLS teams in the past but Real Betis are seeking a deal that would keep him with the club in 2020-21 and have an option for an additional season .


Germany or the Netherlands options for Guzman


Victor Guzman is interested in a move to Europe, with clubs in Germany and the Netherlands potential destinations, according to the player's agent, Matias Bunge .

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 .


Gio asking for big money to play in Liga MX


Giovani dos Santos is looking to become one of Liga MX's highest-paid players, according to Univision Deportes .

Currently without a club and training in the Mexican federation's training center , the former LA Galaxy attacker is looking to make $4.5 million a year. His father is in advanced talks with Cruz Azul, which is the favorite to sign the 29-year-old, though Monterrey and America also are potential landing spots .


European clubs interested in Pizarro


Rodolfo Pizarro is on the radar of teams in Italy and Spain, according to  Marca .

Monterrey is expecting to field several offers for the attacker during the summer, with Genoa, Parma and Udinese reportedly interested in Serie A.


Chivas planning summer overhaul


Chivas is planning a total overhaul this summer with relegation becoming a looming threat in 2019-20, according to  Record .

Among the targets for the Guadalajara side, which signs only Mexican players, are Cruz Azul goalkeeper Jesus Corona and Leon right back Fernando Navarro. Tigres right back Luis "Chaka" Rodriguez and Pumas fullback also are on the radar.

That is only one portion of what the club hopes to do, though. Leon is ready to negotiate with Chivas to make sure young forward Jose Juan Macias stays with the club long-term, according to  MedioTiempo . Chivas have put a price of $15 million on the 19-year-old to join Leon full-time after the loan expires in December.

However, Leon wants to move the process along with negotiations potentially involving Chivas summer target and current Pachuca defender/midfielder Erick Aguirre. Leon midfielder Luis Montes also is on Chivas' wish list, but doesn't want to leave the club where he's been since 2011 .


Napoli and Lozano reach agreement


Napoli is offering Hirving Lozano a five-year contract after reaching an agreement to buy the El Tri winger, according to   Corriere dello Sport .

Lozano's agent, Mina  Riaola , met with Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti and Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis earlier this month, with the club agreeing to pay 40 million euros to PSV.

In the winter, Il Mattino  reported Riaola and the Serie A side had an agreement but Napoli wasn't yet willing to meet PSV's $40 million asking price .  Gazzetta dello Sport  reported   Manchester United stepped up its interest and was working with Rialoa, spurring Napoli to attempt to lock things down before another club swoops in to sign him.

The 23- year-old PSV player has stood out since moving abroad from Pachuca and garnered attention from a number of top clubs .


Atlas looking at Farinez


Atlas is preparing a move to sign Venezuela national team goalkeeper Wuilker Farínez, according to  Caracol .

Currently, with Millonarios in Colombia, the 21-year-old shot-stopper is set to play in the Copa America but then would move to Atlas for $3 million .


Grandes in for Jurado


Veracruz owner Fidel Kuri said this week that two of Mexico's four grandes have inquired about signing young goalkeeper Sebastian Jurado. The owner said Cruz Azul and Pumas have Jurado on the radar with the idea to bring in the rising star to push their veteran goalkeepers.

When asked about tracking the 21-year-old, however, Cruz Azul manager Pedro Caixinha said the club could continue to rely on Jesus Corona, calling the 38-year-old one of the two best goalkeepers in Liga MX.


Pumas set price for Gonzalez


Pumas are willing to sell forward Carlos Gonzalez this summer, according to Record .

The Paraguayan forward has been one of the Mexico City club's top players, but he's set to go the way of Ismael Sosa and Nicolas Castillo as forwards sold by the team. Pumas are set to ask for $10 million for the 26-year-old .


PSV, Ajax to battle for Alvarez


Both Ajax and PSV have spoken with people close Club America and Mexico defender Edson Alvarez, according to De Telegraaf .

PSV is hoping to move quickly, but Ajax could more easily pay Las Aguilas' asking price of €10 million (£9m/$11m).

Able to play center back, defensive midfielder or even right back, the versatile 21-year-old also has been the target of interest from Celtic and Ajax but PSV has a long history of signing Mexican players. The report indicates there also is interest from Serie A with Inter, Atalanta and Fiorentina keeping Alvarez on the radar.

Earlier this year,  Eindhoven Dagblad reported PSV was high on the defender but had lost interest in signing Monterrey attacker Rodolfo Pizarro. The report noted, however, that the interest that previously existed for Rodolfo Pizarro has died out since the former Chivas playmaker made his move north to Monterrey .


Herrera heading to Atletico


Hector Herrera has reached an agreement to join Atletico Madrid and is set to sign a five-year deal with the club, according to Marca .

Last month, Portuguese newspaper  O Jogo reported Herrera had been convinced of Diego Simeone's vision and was ready to join Los Colchoneros.  The Mexico midfielder is set to spurn Inter after the Italian club's long courtship, along with Roma and Milan opting instead to play in La Liga. Herrera's Porto contract expires this summer, allowing him to move on a free. 


America may part ways with Menez


Club America is considering parting ways with midfielder Jeremy Menez this offseason, according to  Esto .

The Frenchman still has six months remaining on his contract with Las Aguilas but his recovery from an ACL injury was followed up with another injury, and America is considering setting the player loose early to free up an international place. 


Bundesliga club interested in Santos defender


Werder Bremen is keeping a close eye on Santos Laguna right back Jose Abella, according to Televisa .

The Bundesliga side is interested in the defender, who could command a transfer fee of 3 million euros, though it's also looking at other options in the Americas .


Cruz Azul considering move for Milan midfielder


Cruz Azul is looking to bring in AC Milan midfielder Jose Mauri in the summer, according to  Sport Mediaset .

The 22-year-old is set to leave the club on a free after the season concludes.