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Mexican Primera Transfer Rumors: 'Memo' Guillermo Ochoa To Leave Club America For Ligue 1

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ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 05:  Guillermo Ochoa #1 of Mexico gestures to the referee during the match against El Salvador at the CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifying match at Cowboys Stadium on June 5, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 05: Guillermo Ochoa #1 of Mexico gestures to the referee during the match against El Salvador at the CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifying match at Cowboys Stadium on June 5, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)
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Today, Club America manager Carlos Reinoso confirmed that 'Memo' Guillermo Ochoa, the current starting goalkeeper for America and the Mexican national team, has received a concrete offer from a French club and that he will be letting Ochoa leave. The Chilean manager asserted that he wishes Ochoa luck and that Armando Navarrete will be the No. 1 at America. Ochoa is expected to start for Mexico tonight against Cuba in Gold Cup (Copa Oro) 2011, and is not believed to have signed a contract.

The team was not revealed, but most rumors link Ochoa to Paris St. Germain. They're a big club who have qualified for Europe, they should have money to spend on Ochoa, and their No. 1, Gregory Coupet, retired at the conclusion of the 2010-11 Ligue 1 season. The other big clubs in France already have established starting goalkeepers, so a move for Memo to anywhere but PSG would be a bit of a surprise.