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Manchester United receive bids for Javier Hernandez

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Manchester United have received formal offers from Italian champions Juventus and La Liga outfit Valencia for the services of striker Javier Hernandez. The Mexico international is expected to leave Old Trafford before the transfer window closes on Monday.

However, according to the Mirror, the bids - estimated to be around the £10 million-mark - fall short of the Red Devils' asking price.

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Van Gaal keen to sell Hernandez

United boss Louis van Gaal informed Hernandez that he was free to find a new club in a face-to-face meeting at Carrington earlier this month, but the Premier League giants want £14 million for the 26-year-old, who arrived at Old Trafford from Chivas Guadalajara back in 2010.

Hernandez started United's opening match of the 2014/15 Premier League campaign against Swansea City, but was substituted at half-time following an ineffective performance, and played the entire 90 minutes in Tuesday night's humiliating 4-0 defeat to League One side MK Dons in the Capital One Cup second round.

It appears that was Hernandez's final opportunity to impress Van Gaal - but he failed to make any impact.

Hernandez frustrated at Old Trafford

The Mexican, who has two Premier League winners' medals to his name, made little secret of the fact he was immensely frustrated with his peripheral role at Old Trafford last season.

The live-wire striker made just six Premier League starts for the Red Devils during the 2013/14 campaign, prompting Mexico head coach Miguel Herrera to urge the player to leave United.

Hernandez appears to have played his final match for Manchester United and will begin the next chapter of his career either in Italy or Spain.

Arturo Vidal pursuit

United are still keen to secure the services of Juventus central midfielder Arturo Vidal and may look to use Hernandez in a player-plus-cash deal for the world-class Chile international.

The Red Devils have been continually linked with Vidal all summer - and the club's supporters are desperately hoping that Van Gaal and Ed Woodward can strike a deal for the 27-year-old ahead of Monday's transfer deadline.

But United will be happy to offload Hernandez to Valencia, who are expected to compete for a top-four finish in La Liga this season, if Los Che up their offer.

If Hernandez values regular first-team football over a lucrative contract, a move to the Mestalla may be more appealing for the penalty-box predator.

Valencia are still on the hunt for a first-class striker to replace Roberto Soldado, who left the club for Tottenham last summer, and Hernandez appears to tick all the boxes.

He would face stiff competition for a first-team place at the Juventus Stadium - where the likes of Carlos Tevez, Alvaro Morata, Sebastian Giovinco, Fernando Llorente all ply their trade - but will be encouraged to join the Serie A outfit if it increases the chances of United bringing a successful conclusion to their long-running pursuit of Vidal.

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