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

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Chivas courting ex-Cruz Azul exec Pelaez

Deposed Cruz Azul sporting director Ricardo Pelaez is unlikely to return to the club and now is being wooed by Chivas, according to ESPN Deportes.

While Pelaez currently is on vacation and has not been given a formal offer by Chivas, the Guadalajara club's president Amaury Vergara is interested in bringing in Pelaez.

Last week Record reported Cruz Azul president Guillermo "Billy" Alvarez is hoping to speak with the executive in a calm setting after a wild chain of events regarding the club's managerial situation set off the former Necaxa forward's departure. His contract, however, has not been officially terminated, leading to a bit of delay in figuring out where his next step will be.

Toluca nearly ready to move on from La Volpe

Toluca is set to hand Ricardo La Volpe his marching orders if he can't beat Atlas this weekend after a 2-0 loss to Morelia left the club in the penultimate place in the table with just five points from nine games, according to  TUDN .

Jose Manuel "Chepo" de la Torre and Antonio Mohamed are the Red Devils' leading candidates to replace the Argentine.

Milan revives Pizarro interest

AC Milan has revived its interest in signing Rodolfo Pizarro from Monterrey, according to  CalcioMercato   citing the print edition of  Tuttosport.

Milan has missed out on several of its targets this summer, with Angel Correa likely to stay with Atletico Madrid and Jordan Veretout heading to Roma on loan from Fiorentina instead of to the San Siro. That may lead the Rossoneri to seek a deadline deal for Pizarro. 

Sky Sport Italia   reported in mid-July that Milan had Pizarro on its list after his standout showings in Mexico's triumphant Gold Cup campaign.

While Rayados paid between $16 million-$20 million to pry the playmaker from Chivas in the summer of 2018, the Italian press says Pizarro has a buyout clause of €8 million that would allow the 25-year-old fulfill his goal of crossing the Atlantic.

La Liga teams looking at Macias

Teams in Spain are hoping to bring in Leon forward Jose Juan Macias this summer, according to multiple reports .

Currently the top scorer in Liga MX, the teenager on loan from Chivas was scouted by a number of European clubs at the Under-20 World Cup. While Frankfurt was one of those teams, Sevilla has emerged as another potential suitor.

America focused on Argentine defender

With Diego Reyes off to Tigres, Club America moved on to its Plan B, according to  TNT Deportes .

Las Aguillas are set to offer $2.5 million to sign defender Alan Franco from Independiente with El Rojo able to also have the debt it still owes for Cecilio Domínguez and Silvio Romero forgiven in the move.

El Tri heading on tour

The Mexico national team will play its Concacaf Nations League home match against Bermuda within its borders but is seeking an alternative site to the Estadio Azteca, according to  Record .

Among the potential locations are Monterrey, Guadalajara, San Luis Potosi and Tijuana. The Nations League game against Panama likely will take place in the Azteca.

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.

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. 

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 .