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Salcedo nearing Tigres move
Mexico center back Carlos Salcedo is set to return to Liga MX by signing with Tigres, according to Fox Deportes.
Currently with Eintracht Frankfurt, the 25-year-old had been linked with a return to Chivas this winter but the report indicates he has agreed to economic terms with Tigres and will fly to Mexico this weekend to sing the deal.
Vela reaches agreement Barcelona
Carlos Vela will join Barcelona on loan through the rest of the season should the club's pursuit of another forward fall through, according to Diario Sport.
The current LAFC player has been out of action for two and a half months, so making an immediate impact could be difficult. However, he currently is on vacation in Spain and, along with his agent, was happy to chat with Barca about the chance to return to La Liga. An agreement was reached as a contingency plan for Barca, with manager Ernesto Valverde seeing Vela as an option either as a false center forward or on the wings.
Earlier in the week Cadena SER Catalunya reported that Vela was one of two forwards Barca considered viable options to sign in the winter window with the other being Alvaro Morata. Goal confirmed this week that Morata has an agreement with Atletico, but the deal is not done with the Spanish side
West Ham won't loan Chicharito
Valencia has an agreement with Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez but current club West Ham United won't loan the forward out, according to Marca.
Los Che want Hernandez for his scoring abilities and his La Liga experience but the Hammers would require a formal proposal to buy the player. West Ham would let Hernandez, Mexico's all-time leading scorer, go for between €12 million and €15m ($13.3m and $17.1m).
Sevilla and Real Betis also have been mentioned as potential destinations for the forward.
America's Dominguez sale complete
America winger Cecilio Dominguez is leaving the club for Independiente in Argentina, according to Record.
Las Aguilas said earlier in the window that they would let the Paraguayan winger go for a $8 million fee but later asked for $6m and 30 percent of his future sell-on rights. TyC Sports reported the deal will get done with El Rojo buying out the rest of the deal over the next two years at $2.5m.
Herrera not ruling out Porto stay
Hector Herrera has not entered negotiations with any club in Serie A and remains open to staying with Porto, according to his agent.
Herrera’s agent Gabriel Moraes told A Bola: “Herrera hasn’t ruled out staying with Porto," before laying out the list of teams his client had not negotiated with yet.
Milan and Roma set to battle for Herrera
Hector Herrera is a target of both AC Milan and Roma according La Gazetta dello Sport.
The Porto midfielder will not renew his contract in June and, with Financial Fair Play hanging over the club, Milan are interested in players that wouldn't require a transfer fee.
Roma are also in the market, though, although Inter have seemingly pulled out of the race for the Mexico midfielder.
Napoli looking at summer move for Lozano
Mexico winger Hirving Lozano is one of Napoli's summer targets, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
The 23-year-old PSV player has stood out since moving abroad and garnered attention from a number of top clubs. Now the Partenopei have joined their ranks, with PSV looking for a €35 million ($40m) fee for the former Pachuca man.
Turkey could be next step for 'Gullit'
Carlos "Gullit" Pena has interest from four clubs in Turkey, according to 24 Saat Futbol.
He is back on contract with Rangers but the Scottish club has no interest in retaining his services. A spring loan to Cruz Azul was cut short because of indiscipline and Necaxa cut ties with the player after using him only five teams in the recently concluded Apertura .
Now, he could continue his career with Erzurumspor, Alanyaspor or Caykur Rizespor. First-place Basaksehir also could have interest.
Alvarez on Celtic's radar
Edson Alvarez has interest from Celtic after his performance in the second leg of the Liga MX final, according to Record.
The center back-defensive midfielder scored twice in the final to help Club America to a title victory. After scouting him and a number of other players at the World Cup, Celtic likes what it sees but is yet to make an offer to the Mexico City club.