Manchester United have not made an offer for Pachuca striker Hirving Lozano according to their manager Diego Alonso.
The Mexican club’s president has previously declared negotiations had begun for the player, but it seems there is a concerted effort to keep the deal under warps until it is closer to an eventuality.
While it seems Jose Mourinho is keen to continue improving his squad, the Pachuca manager says a bid has not been made for Lozano.
“I am very calm because I know he has spoken with club officials. He spoke with [president] Jesus Martinez and they explained to him the reality of the situation,” Alonso said.
“And the reality is that today he must be fully focused on Pachuca because there is absolutely nothing [with United].
“Logically there is going to be interest but there have been no offers. If we get an offer he will be the first to know it, but we plan for El Chucky to be with us throughout the rest of the season.”
This might be a case of the president, Andres Fassi, putting his foot in it with the club trying to back track in an effort to not derail any potential deal.
As many football fans know, transfers are sensitive issues and the slightest slip of the tongue can send a potential transfer to its death. If other clubs know United are interested, they might throw in a bid which will raise the current value of the player.
Lozano scored eight goals in 21 appearances for the Mexican side last season and was part of his national team’s squad for the recent Copa America, should a deal go through he could take over from Zlatan Ibrahimovic when his time at United is done.