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

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Chicharito considering LA move

Mexico's all-time leading scorer Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez is considering a move to the LA Galaxy, according to ESPN Deportes.

The 31-year-old long has been subject of interest from MLS, but for the first time is considering accepting an approach as he struggles to get playing time with Sevilla. 

Funes Mori reunion could be in the cards in Monterrey

Ramiro Funes Mori could be headed to Mexico to join up with brother Rogelio at Monterrey, according to ESPN Deportes.

Rayados have interest in the Villarreal center back, who also played with Everton and River Plate, but are yet to make a formal offer.

Cruz Azul after Boca Juniors forward

Boca Juniors forward Ramon "Wanchope" Abila is the subject of interest from Cruz Azul, according to TyC Sports.

With Milton Caraglio out for the season with a foot fracture, La Maquina needs a central forward. However, their initial offer to Boca for the 30-year-old was too low and negotiations continue.

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.

And now, Real Betis' president is in Mexico to negotiate with America after reaching an agreement with the player and his representatives, according to ESPN MexicoAmerica is looking for $15 million, while Betis' offer currently sits at $7 million.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.