Manchester United have already decided Javier Hernandez has no future at Old Trafford, even if Real Madrid decide not to make his loan spell permanent at the end of the season.
Hernandez has scored three goals in eight La Liga appearances since joining Madrid on a season-long loan spell, with the Spanish giants agreeing to take on his £90,000-a-week salary for the entire campaign.
The 26-year-old is still hoping to earn a full-time deal with the Champions League holders, although regardless of his performances during the second half of the season United will try to sell him for the highest possible fee this summer.
Falcao's future not linked
The Telegraph believe that Hernandez has no chance of remaining a United player next season, even if Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal decides against a £43.2 million move for Radamel Falcao.
Van Gaal is biding his time with a decision over the Colombian international's long-term future, although a long overdue return to full fitness over the festive period has certainly helped matters.
Van Gaal ready to wield the axe
Chicharito's next move is no way linked with Falcao's, which means United will be in the market for a new striker this summer even if they can't find a buyer for the likeable Mexican hitman.
The 26-year-old's goal record at United will surely be enough to garner interest from one of Europe's top teams, with 59 goals in 154 appearances for the Red Devils.
Those statistics make for even more impressive reading when you consider Hernandez was largely used by Sir Alex Ferguson as an impact substitute, a role he continues to fill now in the Spanish capital.
It marks something of a disappointing end to a very promising United career for Hernandez, who much like Danny Welbeck has fallen foul of an utterly ruthless manager in Van Gaal.