Sevilla have told Manchester United that they will not be following up their interest in Javier Hernandez after making an enquiry earlier this summer, reports The Mail.
The La Liga outfit had made initial contact with Old Trafford officials over a potential transfer deal but have since decided to prioritise attempts to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Ciro Immobile.
What is currently a mission to replace Carlos Bacca, who joined AC Milan soon after his Europa League final heroics, looks set to come to an end after Sevilla agreed a £10 million fee with Dortmund.
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It is heartache for both Hernandez and Manchester United, who both seem desperate to part ways on a permanent basis this summer.
The Mexico international spent last season warming the bench of Real Madrid and, despite scoring the decisive goal against Atletico Madrid in last season's Champions League quarter-final, did not do enough to earn a permanent move to the Bernabeu.
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Louis van Gaal appears to have little interest in keeping Hernandez at the club and widespread reports have claimed that he is available for a figure below £10m.
However, currently earning £90,000-a-week at Manchester United, the calibre of clubs chasing Hernandez–Orlando, West Ham–can not afford to pay such a wage.
The same article mentions that Manchester United would be open to offering as part of a deal to sign Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane, but White Hart Lane supremo Daniel Levy is unlikely to go for such a deal.
Kane is one target for Manchester United, but with Radamel Falcao already departing and Robin van Persie set to join him through the exit door, Van Gaal will need at least two strikers if he is to build a squad capable of winning the Premier League.
The Red Devils have been tipped to bid for Kane, but could also chase a big-money move for Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain or Real Madrid's Karim Benzema.
Hernandez could once again find himself with a squad number at Old Trafford, but should he stay, it will be a familiar place on the bench on offer.
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