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

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Martino would be highest-paid El Tri coach in history


The Mexican Federation is putting a deal worth more than $2 million a year on the table for Tata Martino, according to MedioTiempo.

The deal would run for four years and would make Martino the highest-paid coach in Mexico national team history. 


Bocanegra speaks on Martino El Tri rumors


Carlos Bocanegra has addressed the rumors that Tata Martino will take over as Mexico manager on December 8, which were reported by Azteca Deportes.

The Atlanta United technical director and vice president played down the reports, but admitted that there have been talks going on.

"We can't control the rumor mill and what goes on there," he told 92.9 The Fan. "We're doing our job, Tata's our manager. We're going forward, we're looking to get into the playoffs with the Supporters' Shield under our belt and that's about all it is at the moment."


Martino will take over in December


Tata Martino will take over as Mexico manager on December 8, according to Azteca Deportes.

That's the same day as MLS Cup, which Martino's current team Atlanta United could host if it completes its Supporters' Shield chase and advances to the final.


Conmebol in talks for Liga MX, MLS to join Libertadores


CONMEBOL is in talks with Liga MX about Mexican clubs returning to Copa Libertadores and also is hoping to add MLS teams for the 2020 edition, according to ESPN Brazil.

Mexican teams took part in South America's top club championship from 1998 until pulling out because of scheduling difficulties. During that time, the top four Mexico teams went to the Concacaf Champions League, with the best teams not qualified for CCL fighting for the Libertadores crown. MLS side D.C. United took part in the Copa Sudamericana in 2007.


Poch recommended Martino for Mexico


Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino recommended Mexico look at hiring Tata Martino, according to Record .

The report indicates that Guillermo Cantu, the General Secretary of the Mexican association, met with Pochettino hoping to offer him the job, but the manager instead suggested the current Atlanta United boss.


Mexico to face Argentina at Bombonera


Mexico is set to face Argentina at the historic ground of Boca Juniors, according to MedioTiempo .

A pair of matches in the South American nation were confirmed Wednesday, but the sites are yet to be announced. Reports indicate one match will take place in Buenos Aires with the second in the interior of the country.


Dos Santos brothers shoot down America link


Jonathan Dos Santos has shot down any links with Club America, though he admitted that he and his brother would love to play together for what he called "the best in Mexico."

That will have to wait, it seem, as the younger Dos Santos claims that he and his brother are focused on the "dream" of winning a title with the LA Galaxy. 


Almeyda has national-team exit clause


Matias Almeyda's contract with the San Jose Earthquakes will include an exit clause that can be triggered, according  ESPN Mexico .

Almeyda has expressed interest in coaching both Mexico and his native Argentina in the past, and should one of those federations come calling he'll be free to leave MLS.  


Falcao could land in Mexico


Liga MX is a potential destination for Colombian forward Radamel Falcao next season, according to  Sport .

While the 32-year-old could be on the move to MLS, a Mexican move also is possible with the Mexican clubs' economic strength potentially able to lure "El Tigre."


Roma still after Herrera


Roma is once again planning to launch an effort to bring Hector Herrera to Serie A, according to Corriere dello Sport.

With Herrera's contract up in the summer of 2019, Monchi hopes to convince Porto to accept €15 million (£13m/17m) for the player in January rather than let him go for free after the season. Roma then could register him for the rest of Champions League play. Herrera's release clause is €40m.

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