Mexican midfielder Carlos Pena claims he's negotiating with Rangers

New Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha during the press conference

Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha came up against the reported Ibrox target while managing in Mexico.

Mexico midfielder Carlos PenaMexico midfielder Carlos Pena

Carlos Pena, the Mexican international midfielder, claims he's negotiating a move to Rangers, the Scottish Sun reports.

The 27-year-old, who is currently on loan at Club Leon from Liga MX rivals CD Guadalajara, is known to Pedro Caixinha from the Rangers boss' spell at Santos Laguna.

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha before the matchRangers manager Pedro Caixinha

And when asked about a potential move to Ibrox, Pena - who is nicknamed 'Gullit' due to his resemblance to the legendary Dutch footballer - is said to have replied: "we are negotiating".

Pena, who can operate in central, defensive and right-side midfield roles, has 19 caps for Mexico and played at the 2014 World Cup.

Mexico midfielder Carlos PenaMexico midfielder Carlos Pena

And he is not the first player from his country to be linked with a move to Rangers this summer, with Santos Laguna pair Jose Abella and Carlos Izquierdoz both tipped to reunite with Caixinha.

The 46-year-old is expected to overhaul the squad he inherited from Mark Warburton at Ibrox, with the Daily Record reporting on Wednesday that eight Rangers players have been offered to English clubs.

Ryan Jack celebrates after scoring for AberdeenAberdeen midfielder Ryan Jack

As well as Mexico and the Middle East, where he also managed Al Gharafa, Caixinha is said to be scouring the domestic market for new recruits, with Aberdeen's Ryan Jack expected to sign shortly.

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