Hirving Lozano unaware of Manchester United interest
By Michael Kelleher
Last Updated: 10/07/16 7:21am
Mexican winger Hirving Lozano admits he is completely in the dark about a potential move to Manchester United, despite reports linking him with a switch to Old Trafford.
Speculation regarding a potential transfer was fuelled last week when Andres Fassi, vice-president of Lozano's club Pachuca, was quoted saying negotiations between the two clubs were ongoing.
Lozano, who has scored 21 goals in 91 appearances in Liga MX, is a highly-rated prospect in his home country and will be a part of the Mexico side which attempts to retain Olympic gold at Rio 2016.
He has seven caps for his country and featured from the bench in the first two games of his country's summer Copa America campaign, before starting their final group game with Venezuela and ensuing 7-0 quarter-final defeat by Chile.
The 20-year-old admits he is flattered to be linked with Manchester United but says he is unaware of any concrete interest from the Premier League side.
"It's nice to hear people talk about a potential move to Manchester United, but it would have been better if it was actually a fact," Lozano told Mexican website record.com.
"I don't know anything about United's interest. If the club tell me anything, then we will see, but I don't know anything about it at this stage.
"I am at Pachuca now and we will see what happens in the future."
Earlier this week, Jose Mourinho spoke of his desire to add four new players to United's squad this summer, three of whom - Eric Bailly, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan - have already been signed.
Mourinho's fourth target is reportedly France and Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, with Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward already engaged in negotiations to bring him back to Old Trafford in a world-record, £100m deal, according to Sky sources.
The former Chelsea boss stated in his introductory press conference that he would be "content" once the four key positions he has identified have been strengthened.
However, he did add that potential departures of unhappy players from the club could force United back into the market, saying: "You can imagine, first game of the season, I don't pick somebody, they get disappointed, they have the chance to go to another club, and somebody is feeling that they are not fundamental, they leave, so somebody has to come in."