West Ham United’s hunt for a new striker is still ongoing but they have been handed a major boost recently.

According to The Telegraph, key target Javier Hernandez wants to return to the Premier League and is keen on a move to West Ham United.

However, the stumbling block that remains in West Ham’s path is his wage demands.

If West Ham can find a way around this problem, then the deal could well go ahead.

Javier Hernandez currently plies his trade for Bayer Leverkusen in Germany, where he has scored 39 goals in the last two seasons.

The Mexican international has a proven track record of scoring goals in the Premier League from his time at Manchester United.

He fits the bill as a Premier League proven striker who can solve the goal scorer crisis at the London Stadium.

The 29-year-old is set to leave Bayer Leverkusen this summer with a reported £12m release clause in his contract.

West Ham United want Hernandez and the player is keen on the move too.

However, he wants to maintain his £125,000 per week wages if he does join the Hammers.

This would make him the highest paid player in West Ham’s history and the Irons are still deciding whether to go ahead with this deal.