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Manchester United in negotiations for Mexican starlet

Could Mexican international Hirving Lozano be on his way to Old Trafford?

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An intriguing transfer rumour has crossed into the third dimension from the realm of Football Manager, with Pachuca's wing wonderkid Hirving Lozano reportedly one of the players José Mourinho is interested in bringing to Manchester United. The report comes courtesy of a man with the fine name Vladimir García, who, according to Twitter, is a reporter with FOX Sports Mexico:

With a little assistance from Mr. G. Translate, we have been able to establish that United's initially offer was too low and was knocked back, with Pachuca holding out for more. If United to return to present a bigger and better sum, it would apparently make Lozano the most expensive Mexican player sold abroad OF ALL TIME.

Lozano is currently in action with Mexico at the Copa América Centenario, and insists that nothing will be decided until the tournament is over. Quoted by ESPNFC, Lozano said:

"I'm relaxed, [Pachuca] hasn't told me anything. After the tournament, we'll see. First, I just want to concentrate on this tournament."

But perhaps most intriguingly, that ESPNFC article also details the good relationship United have with Pachuca. It was apparently reported in April that United had sent scout Jim Lawlor to follow Lozano, among others, and Pachuca sporting director Marco Garces has "an established history with United", reportedly bearing some responsibility for the club's signing of Javier Hernández back in 2010.