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Fernando Hidalgo said the Galaxy and Boca Juniors spoke on Monday, but “that did not end with any offer,” he told ClossAM590.
“We will not interfere in the conversations,” he added. “Both clubs will have to sit down and take a decision. We will follow suit after that decision.”
Pavon was a rare bright spot in what was a dismal season for the Galaxy. The Argentine international had 10 goals and seven assists while starting every one of the Galaxy's 22 matches.
Pavon’s loan from Boca expires at the end of the year. He reportedly has a $20 million purchase option in that deal, a figure that Galaxy aren't keen on spending.
“Cristian’s intentions are very solid on staying here," Galaxy general manager Dennis te Kloese said in a video conference call with reporters Thursday. "It speaks for itself that the club are happy with his performance. When the deal was done… the transfer market and everything around international transfers has changed dramatically. Hopefully we’ll find a good solution in the upcoming weeks.”
Hidalgo said he and Pavon will not have any input in the negotiations, but they’ll honor the decision made.
“The negotiation will go directly club to club,” he said. “If they agree on something, LA Galaxy, Cristian and Boca will be all happy. If there is no agreement, we will comply with the contract with Boca.”