Fulham snub Salcido bid
Fulham have turned down a bid from Mexican club Monterrey to take Carlos Salcido back to his homeland.
By Andres Garavaglia
Last Updated: 30/05/11 12:07pm
Fulham have turned down a bid from Mexican club Monterrey to take full-back Carlos Salcido back to his homeland.
The 31-year-old, who signed at Craven Cottage from PSV for £1.6million at the start of last season, has reportedly struggled to settle in London and has been linked with a move home this summer.
However, manager Mark Hughes is keen to keep the Mexico international and has consequently spurned an offer from his native club.
The Mexican side released a statement saying: "We inform you that we have received a response from Fulham Football Club of England, declining our offer to sign Carlos Salcido."
Monterrey's rivals Chivas and Pachuca are also thought to be preparing offers to take Salcido home.
The defender, who is currently in Mexico competing in the Copa de Oro, said earlier this month he is aware of the speculation but has heard nothing concrete.
He said: "I have been hearing rumours all the time. The truth is that I have travelled to Mexico after that last game I played at Fulham but my team hasn't told me anything regarding a possible transfer.
"I have been approached by board members of Pachuca and I have even talked about that with the officials of Fulham, and I thank them a lot, I saw them a few times, but in football the situation is very easy.
"For the moment the officials of my team haven't said anything to me so there is nothing, they are only rumours."
Salcido has revealed he came close to rejoining his first club Chivas in the January transfer window, but insists he is not actively looking for a new team this summer.
"In January I had been very near to returning to Chivas," he added.
"Everyone knows that I support Chivas but in this moment the only thing that I want is to be with my family.
"I am not looking for a team, I did that in January but it couldn't happen. In this moment I don't know about anything."