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 By Mark Rodden

Marseille return 'would really please' River Plate midfielder Lucho Gonzalez

Lucho Gonzalez won the title with Marseille in 2010.

Veteran River Plate midfielder Lucho Gonzalez has said he would love to return to Marseille.

Gonzalez, a key part of the French club's last league-winning team in 2010, was sold to Porto in January 2012 before moving back to Argentina three years later.

"It's something that would really please my family and I," the 35-year-old told La Provence when asked about the prospect of rejoining Marseille.

"At Marseille, I experienced some wonderful moments and the people showed me a lot of affection.


 By Mike Whalley

Everton close in on Leandro Rodriguez from Club Atletico River Plate

Everton are looking to sign Leandro Rodriguez, left.

LIVERPOOL -- Uruguayan striker Leandro Rodriguez is on course to becoming an Everton player, manager Roberto Martinez says.

Martinez is looking to complete a deal to bring the Rodriguez, 22, to Goodison Park from Montevideo-based Club Atletico River Plate.

The Everton boss is also optimistic that the club will complete the signing of centre-back Ramiro Funes Mori from the Argentine club River Plate.

Argentina international Mori, 24, watched Everton lose 2-0 at home to Manchester City, and...

 By Tim Vickery

Are Gio Simeone's U-20 heroics a false dawn or is Diego's son the real deal?

Giovanni Simeone celebrates scoring one of his nine goals in the South American Under-20 Championships.

If you were to cut open Diego Simeone, he will almost certainly bleed blue and white. The Atletico Madrid boss won 106 caps for Argentina, where coach after coach made him one of the first names on the team sheet. Now his son has made a promising start to his own international career.

With nine goals, Giovanni Simeone was by some distance the top scorer in the South American Under-20 Championships, which came to a conclusion in Uruguay on Saturday. At one point, the competition record (11 goals...