Manchester United want to use Javier Hernandez as transfer bait

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Manchester United hope to lure one of their top transfer targets by using striker Javier Hernandez as part of any deal according to the Mirror.

The Mexican forward spent last season on loan at Real Madrid where he failed to impress until the last few games where he netted five goals in eleven games.

The Spanish giants opted against taking him on permanently and he is now due to return to Manchester United - however boss Louis van Gaal is looking to move him on once more. The Mirror report that Van Gaal is confident that Hernandez's late burst of form is enough to attract the attention of some clubs.

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The Dutch boss will hope to harness that interest and use it as leverage to get the players he wants to bolster his squad - just as they did with Nani in their deal for 

Manchester United spent upwards of £150 million last summer and are expected to do the same this time round after securing Champions League qualification by finishing in fourth place. 

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They have been linked with a host of big money targets including Gareth Bale, Paul Pogba and Raheem Sterling, although whether any of their respective clubs would be interested in taking on Hernandez as part of a player-plus cash deal remains to be seen.


Liverpool could certainly use some more fire power in attack after managing just 52 goals in the Premier League - down from more than 100 the year before - however they have already knocked back Manchester United's interest in Sterling and are adamant they won't sell up.

Real Madrid aren't likely to be interested in a player they let go recently, although Manchester United still have some leverage thanks to their interest in goalkeeper David de Gea.

Juventus could be interested given that there's a chance they could lose both Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente in the summer and would need reinforcements in attack, however Pogba is likely to be reluctant to return to Old Trafford having left in 2012 and the Old Lady don't want to sell anyway.


Javier Hernandez has a year to go on his contract at Manchester United and isn't wanted by his club so how much value he might have in any transfer is likely to be negligible.

Hernandez would be better off taking a step down and going to a club where he can play week in, week out during the prime of his career. If Manchester United can get any takers, especially Juventus, then great - but that seems highly unlikely for now.

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