West Ham are considering an ambitious move for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, as reported by Mail Online.
The Mexico international is currently on a season-long spell with Real Madrid, and scored the winner in their 1-0 aggregate victory over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday.
But the 26-year-old does not feature in United boss Louis Van Gaal’s plans next season and is expected to be offloaded this summer.
Herndandez has just one year remaining on his Old Trafford contract, which means he could be available for as little as £7million.
The Hammers are rumoured to be in the market for two marquee signings this summer, with Hernandez believed to be on of them.
A striker crisis that has see the likes of Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho spend lengthy spells on the sidelines this season has prompted West Ham in to making a goal scorer one of their priorities ahead of their final season at the Boleyn Ground.
But they face competition from other Premier League sides as Hernandez sparks something of a bidding war.
The striker, nicknamed ‘Little Pea’ & ‘Chicharito’, has netted four goals in 17 La Liga outings for Real this season, and netted 59 goals in 152 first team appearances for United since signing for them in 2010.
West Ham are also thought to have made a bid for Sampdoria’s 23-year-old midfielder Pedro Obiang, who has been earmarked as an alternative to Alex Song.