Moreno on Rayados’ list Hector Moreno is atop reigning Liga MX champion Monterrey’s list of summer transfer targets, according to TUDN. The Mexico international center back currently plays in Qatar and met with several members of the Rayados delegation when the club was in the country for the Club World Cup. With Jose Maria Basanta about to retire and stricter foreign player requirements set to go into place, Moreno would fit the bill. Marcone return to Cruz Azul possible Central midfielder Ivan Marcone may be headed back to Cruz Azul, according to Ole . Despite becoming one of Boca Juniors’ most expensive signings when he moved from Mexico City to Buenos Aires, Marcone is now on the outs with the Argentine giants with La Maquina and another former club, Lanus, the potential suitors.
Guido Rodriguez playing last games for America Guido Rodriguez is nearing an exit from America, with his contract set to expire in the summer and negotiations not progressing well on a new deal. Real Betis, Getafe and Lazio are among his suitors, according to El Desmarque . The Argentine’s agent recently met with club directors to talk about upping the player’s release clause before America selling, but nothing will be finalized until after Rodriguez and America play both legs of the final. America plans to keep hold of Benedetti After talk of Club America’s Colombian midfielder Nicolas Benedetti being sold to Tijuana this offseason, sporting director Santiago Banos has come out to say those reports are “just rumors”. Formerly of Deportivo Cali, the 22-year-old has found playing time in short supply with Las Aguilas, but Banos insists he remains in the team’s plans. Inter Miami looking to sign America forward on DP deal Inter Miami is focusing on Club America forward Roger Martinez as its second designated player, according to The Athletic . The MLS expansion side, co-owned by David Beckham, targeted Zenit Saint Petersburg’s Sebastian Driussi but now are turning their attention to Martinez, who likely would be available for a $10 million fee. Lainez with Lyon chance Lyon is interested in signing Mexico international Diego Lainez on loan from Real Betis in 2020, according to various reports . The Ligue 1 side long has had interest in the 19-year-old, who has struggled to find minutes in Spain since moving there last winter. Vazquez on the list for Pumas Monterrey center back Johan Vazquez is a Pumas transfer target, according to MedioTiempo . The left-footed player has been called into Tata Martino’s national team but is struggling to break into the starting XI with Monterrey. He may move to Mexico City after the Club World Cup. Cruz Azul most likely landing place for River’s Fernandez While River Plate midfielder Nacho Fernandez has interest from teams in MLS and Brazil, he’s most likely to land in Mexico, according to TNT Sports .
Cruz Azul, in the midst of an offseason makeover, is the club that would bring him in, with a deal likely worth €7 million-€8 million. Fernandez also has interest from Inter in Brazil. El Tri’s 2020 taking shape Switzerland, Italy and Peru are among likely opponents for the Mexico national team in 2020, according to TUDN . The Swiss visiting Charlotte, North Carolina, in March for El Tri’s first match of the year is nearly a done deal with negotiations ongoing with Italy, France and Germany about playing Mexico in Texas for the second game of the March FIFA window. A May matchup with Peru ahead of the Concacaf Nations League semifinals in the summer also is all but official. Gudino could make Europe return Chivas goalkeeper Raul Gudino has lost his starting spot at Chivas and may make his return to Europe in the winter, according to Marca . One team in Belgium and another in the Netherlands has shown interest in the 23-year-old who returned to Mexico after stints in Porto’s youth system and with APOEL in Cyprus. U-17 success leads to offers from Europe After a run to the final of the Under-17 World Cup, three Mexican players already have offers from European teams, according to TUDN . The television network reports Atlas defender Alejandro Gomez is getting interest from European teams, with clubs in France, Italy and England expressing interest in the left-footed player. Eugenio Pizzuto, the Pachuca midfielder who won the bronze ball, and Santos Laguna forward Santiago Munoz also are candidates to move abroad. Rafa Puente Jr. to return to bench Rafa Puente Jr., former manager of Lobos BUAP and Queretaro, is a candidate for a number of coaching jobs. He has been contacted by Roberto Nanni, the sporting director of Cerro Porteno, about taking over the Paraguayan club next year, according to D10 .
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 various reports . 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.