Manchester United have told the clubs interested in signing Javier Hernandez this summer that he will cost €11 million, according to reports in Italy.
The Mexican found his game time restricted at Old Trafford under former boss David Moyes, and it is likely that he will face a similar problem under Louis van Gaal. While he came on to score against Real Madrid in their 3-1 win over Real Madrid in Michigan over the weekend he is behind both Robin van Persie, a favourite of the Dutchman, and Wayne Rooney who is likely to be the club's next captain.
Lack of opportunities
He started just six games in the Premier League last time round, scoring four times, and the 26-year-old has previously hinted that he would be looking to leave Manchester United in order to get more game time.
Indeed, Van Gaal's recent comments about the forward are unlikely to have inspired confidence in his player. He said last month: “I have to see if he performs how I want. Now I can only see what he has showed under the guidance of another coach.
Manchester United doubt
"He will arrive this evening and I will meet him, we will train and after that he will perform in a match and then I can say something about that.”
He is attracting some serious interest from Italy, with the likes of Juventus and Inter Milan both said to be keen on securing his services, while Spanish champions Atletico Madrid have also been credited with an interest.
If any of those three clubs wish to firm up their interest then they will have to produce a bid of €11 million say Italian newspaper Tuttosport.
The paper claim that Inter Milan held talks with Manchester United officials before their recent pre-season friendly in America, and it has previously been reported that the Nerazzurri had offered midfielder Fredy Guarin in return for the Mexican goalscorer, however the Red Devils turned that deal down.
Swap deal possible?
Tuttosport add that Juventus would like to take him on loan with a view of making the deal permanent at the end of next season, and while the Turin-based outfit would like to keep the deals separate, the Red Devils may look to include the striker in their swoop for Arturo Vidal - although Nani may be the one heading to Italy as part of the deal instead.
The Chilean has been linked with move to the Red Devils for some time now however little progress has been made. Juve remain adamant that he won't be sold, however an Italian agent recently claimed that the 27-year-old will be on the move this summer.