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

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El Tri to face Trinidad and Tobago on non-FIFA date

Mexico national team manager Tata Martino is set to get a look at his squad in a friendly match against Trinidad and Tobago on October 2, according to Record.

The match would take place in Toluca's Estadio Nemesio Diez and feature only players based in Liga MX, with the game not taking place on a FIFA date. Martino wants to evaluate players he may call up for El Tri's first-ever Concacaf Nations League matches: Oct. 11 at Bermuda and against Panama at home on Oct. 15.

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.

Gianluca Di Marzio now claims that Serie A side Atalanta have stepped in to offer him a way out, though the Italian club are looking for a cut-rate deal on the forward. 

Atlas made Guardado attempt

Atlas president Pedro Portillo says Los Rojinegros had conversations with Mexico international Andres Guardado this summer but the timing isn't right for the veteran to return.

Guardado came through the Atlas academy and hasn't represented any other Liga MX side. The 32-year-old is staying in Europe for now, though, with a contract extension with Real Betis a possibility.

Gullit seeking Liga MX return

Carlos "Gullit" Pena is in talks with Monarcas de Morelia about coming back to Liga MX, according to MedioTiempo.

Pena has terminated his relationship with Polish second division side GKS Tychy, a team for which he signed but never played. Now the 29-year-old midfielder, who has struggled with alcoholism in the past, wants to return to his home country. Pena is a veteran of Miguel Herrera's 2014 World Cup squad.

Lozano set to become PSV's record sale

PSV and Napoli are in negotiations and could announce an agreement for Mexico winger Hirving Lozano in the next 24 hours, according to Voetbal International.

PSV sold Memphis Depay to Manchester United in 2015 for €34 million but are set to get a fee of €40 million or greater for Lozano from the Serie A side.

Lozano was Napoli's top target this summer but slipped down the list as the Serie A side and PSV failed to come to terms. With Nicolas Pepe headed to the Premier League and PSV out of the Champions League, Napoli was hoping to nab the El Tri star for a $40 million fee but may be willing to improve that offer to around $55 million.

Earlier this summer, the 24-year-old and club reportedly agreed to personal terms, with the deal between teams the missing piece.

Mexico return possible for Maradona

Diego Maradona could return to Mexico and once again manage Dorados, according to his lawyer .

He left the post for health reasons after finishing runner-up in each of the last two Ascenso MX tournaments. However, with the Argentine legend recovering well from knee surgery, Matias Morla is set to meet with promoter Christian Bragarnik to chat about potential opportunities in Sinaloa.

Reyes on radar for Liga MX squads

Diego Reyes is on Atlas' radar and may be set to join the club on loan, according to  Gercek Gundem He also is the subject of interest from Toluca, according to  MedioTiempo .

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

AC Milan is interested in signing Rodolfo Pizarro from Monterrey, according to  Sky Sport Italia .

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.

Frankfurt scouted Macias at U-20 World Cup

Eintracht Frankfurt has Leon forward Jose Juan Macias on the radar and scouted him at the U-20 World Cup, according to Record .

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

Lazio have Diego Lainez on the radar and may make an attempt to buy him from Real Betis, according to  Il Messaggero .

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.

Germany or the Netherlands options for Guzman

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

Interest from Germany and the Netherlands was reported earlier this summer, but  Record   now reports Porto is in negotiations with Tuzos, though its initial offer was declined. Bunge also represented Diego Reyes and Hector Herrera when those players left Mexico for Porto.

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 .

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 .

The Cape Verde international has continued scoring goals since leaving Mexico, with 20 league goals for Al Ahli in Saudi Arabia. West Ham, Everton and Wolves reportedly are tracking the 28-year-old.

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.