Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has emerged as a transfer target for Serie A outfit Inter Milan.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Inter are hoping to use the Premier League champions' apparent interest in versatile midfielder Fredy Guarin to land Mexican Hernandez as part of a possible exchange deal.
Manchester United's pursuit of Colombian international Guarin appeared to intensify yesterday, with reports suggesting that directors from Inter and the player's own agent had arrived in London for scheduled meetings with both the Red Devils and top-flight rivals Tottenham Hotspur.
Hernandez's future at Old Trafford has been the subject of speculation for some time now, with the player himself having created somewhat of a furore early last month by taking to social networking website Twitter and subsequently re-tweeting a story in which his compatriot Carlos Vela claimed that 'Chicarito' may have to consider his future at Manchester United if he does not play regularly.
The 25-year-old, who joined United from Guadalajara back in 2010, is a hugely popular character at the club, but has forged a reputation as somewhat of an impact substitute rather than a regular starter.
Whether Manchester United and beleaguered boss David Moyes will be content to lose Hernandez - a player reportedly rated at around £15 million who has most recently been linked with a potential move to Spurs - in such a deal, however, is unclear - particularly with Robin van Persie
Guarin is clearly a player who could go someway towards ailing the midfield problems that have ailing Moyes' side of late, but Hernandez has an uncanny knack of scoring crucial goals.