Aston Villa are lining up a surprise move for Manchester United outcast Javier Hernandez.
The Sun suggest Paul Lambert is keen on bringing the Mexican international to Villa Park and believes the promise of regular first-team football could be enough to entice Hernandez to the Midlands.
Hernandez, who is said to be worth around £15million, is keen on a move away from Old Trafford after what has proved to be a frustrating season for the Manchester United forward.
The 25-year-old has played a bit-part role for Manchester United this season as former manager David Moyes rated Danny Welbeck, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie ahead of Hernandez.
Lambert has identified his forward line as a major weakness in his side as Aston Villa have scored just 36 league goals this season.
Hernandez, who has been linked with a move for Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid and Arsenal in recent months, would be seen as a major coup for Lambert as the former Chivas striker is a proven Premier League goalscorer.
The Manchester United forward will probably want to find out the identity of the new manager at Old Trafford before deciding whether to stick it out at the Premier League champions or opt for a move away from the club that brought him to Europe in 2010.