Manchester United linked to Mexico international Hirving Lozano

Manchester United failed with a big money move for Antony, The Athletic reported last night.

This has left the club searching for an alternative winger to sign, with PSV’s Cody Gakpo suggested by the same outlet, and Atletico Madrid’s Yannick Carrasco tipped by The Telegraph.

Another somewhat familiar name has been touted, with Gianluca di Marzio reporting Erik ten Hag is keen on a move for Napoli’s Hirving Lozano.

The report states United have enquired after Lozano, and while he is happy at Napoli, he would listen to an attractive offer.

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United linked to Hirving Lozano again

Hirving Lozano was linked to Manchester United in 2018 when Jose Mourinho was manager at the club, with The Mirror reporting interest.

He was at PSV Eindhoven at the time, when Erik ten Hag would have seen him first hand in the Eredivisie.

Lozano moved to Napoli and helped them to a Champions League place last season. This means United’s offer will need to be good to tempt him away.

The winger, nicknamed ‘Chucky’, provided an assist in Napoli’s opening game of the season,a 5-2 win over Verona.

Last season he scored five goals and provided five assists but only started 20 of 38 Serie A matches.

The season before he featured a little more regularly and scored 11 goals, with three assists.

Lozano is a direct winger who will be involved for Mexico at the World Cup. The 27-year-old has 58 caps for his country and 15 goals.

He could be available at a similar price range to Cody Gakpo, £35 million. At this stage United are exploring options before re-adjusting after missing out on Antony, with the recent offer expected to be the final one.

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