Valencia have made the capture of Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez one of their priorities for the summer transfer window, according to reports in Italy.
Italian source TuttoMercato, citing rumours in England, claims that the Spanish giants remain keen on the idea of the Mexican striker moving from Old Trafford to La Liga in order to bolster their frontline.
The notion of Hernandez moving to the Mestalla has been heavily covered in recent windows, but a move this summer would appear to be a very realistic possibility.
The arrival of Juan Mata has forced the 25-year-old even further onto the periphery of the squad at Old Trafford and, with David Moyes expected to consent to a raft of sales at the end of the season, Hernandez may well take the opportunity to depart in order to guarantee himself first-team football.
A host of clubs have been linked with the United striker of late, but it’s Valencia who find themselves in pole position, perhaps due to their need for a player of Hernandez’s mould.
It’s speculated that around £15million could be enough to lure Chicharito away from the Premier League, though that figure could rise if a bidding war ensues.