Is Hirving Lozano bound for Serie A? Will Rodolfo Pizarro cross the Atlantic? Who else will Chivas sign this summer? Goal summarizes the transfer talk
Porto confident in signing Uribe
Porto’s planned capture of two Club America players isn’t complete, but the club remains confident in acquiring at least midfielder Mateus Uribe, according to O Jogo.
The Dragons reportedly would pay around $15 million for Uribe and also have offered $5 million for goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin. The Argentine goalkeeper reportedly would arrive as a request from manager Sergio Conceicao, who asked for information on the 31-year-old from Cruz Azul’s Portuguese manager Pedro Caixinha.
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.
Reyes on radar for Liga MX squads
The defensive midfielder-center back, also linked with Club America 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 is set to report to Fenerbahce on July 27.
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.
Fiorentina seeking to sign Chicharito
Fiorentina is looking to bring in a striker this summer with Mexico’s all-time leading forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez an option, according to Corriere dello Sport .
The 31-year-old is back in training with West Ham United but said this summer he expects to leave the Premier League club. Meanwhile, La Viola are looking at Hernandez and former Club America forward Dario Benedetto as options to give competition to Giovanni Simeone up top.
Napoli, Lozano agree to personal terms but deal not done
The report says Lozano spoke with Napoli sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli with the sides agreeing to a €4 million per year contract if the Dutch side’s terms can be met. PSV reportedly asked for $40 million for the El Tri winger during the winter but now doesn’t want to budge from a €50 million ($56m) asking price.
Earlier this summer, interest from Paris Saint-Germain slowed progress on a deal a deal that would send Lozano to Napoli, according to Corriere dello Sport. The same outlet reported Napoli offered Lozano a five-year contract after reaching an agreement with PSV to buy the El Tri star.
The 23-year-old PSV player has stood out since moving abroad from Pachuca and garnered attention from a number of top
Atletico Madrid hopes to sign Mexico left back/winger Jesus Gallardo, according to AS .
The former Pumas winger generated European interest after playing four matches for Mexico in the 2018 World Cup. But he already had signed a deal before the tournament to join Monterrey. His deal with Rayados runs through 2023, but the report says Atleti could acquire his services for €5 million.
Frankfurt scouted Macias at U-20 World Cup
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
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.
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.
Mexico national team goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa has interest from Watford, according to Record .
Previously in the summer, MedioTiempo reported Valencia and Getafe would like to add the shot-stopper to their squads as well. Ochoa may prefer those options, with memories of his previous time working with manager Javi Gracia dominated by being stuck on the bench behind Carlos Kameni at Malaga. However, the coach apparently would like Ochoa to replace the retiring Heurelho Gomes.
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Ochoa also has an option to return to Liga MX in Atlas, according to ESPN Mexico . The Rojinegros’ new ownership group is looking to make a splash and has a good relationship with the current Standard Liege shot-stopper. However, a good deal of convincing is needed for the 33-year-old to leave Europe. In addition to the Premier League and La Liga interest, he also was reportedly on Porto’s list of potential Iker Casillas replacements.
Betis wants Guardado extension
Andres Guardado’s agent was in Seville this summer working 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