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Javier Hernandez to Tottenham only speculation claims Mauricio Pochettino

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has moved to distance himself away from a bid for Javier Hernandez.

The Manchester United forward, who spent last season on loan at Real Madrid, is expected to play second fiddle to Wayne Rooney at Old Trafford this term and will also be battling with youngster James Wilson for first team opportunities.

Uncertain future

Despite a relative lack of options in the position, the Mexican's future remains uncertain under manager Louis van Gaal and the Daily Mirror reported just three days ago that he could be heading to London.

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However, speaking in the aftermath of Spurs' 2-1 defeat to the MLS all-stars on Wednesday night, Pochettino insisted talk of 'Chicharito' arriving at White Hart Lane was nothing more than speculation at this stage.

"About Javier Hernandez, those are rumours and nothing more. There is nothing concrete," he told reporters, according to ESPN.

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"He is a Manchester United player and logically a lot of names are getting suggested for Tottenham and Javier is just one more."

Striker options

Spurs aren't full of options in attack either, with Harry Kane the stand-out forward in north London. Indeed, it was the England forward who notched his side's only goal in the defeat at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Colorado.

With Emmanuel Adebayor expected to join former manager Tim Sherwood at Aston Villa and Spanish flop Roberto Soldado being linked with a return to La Liga at Villarreal, it's clear Pochettino needs reinforcements in the position. However, Hernandez might not be the man for the Argentine.

If that is the case, then Hernandez will be hoping his spell at the Santiago Bernabeu last season will stand in him good stead for the new campaign at Old Trafford. He scored nine goals in 33 appearances for the Spanish giants.

Red Devils impact?

Back with the club he joined from Guadalajara in 2010, Hernandez knows he will need to impress Van Gaal during the remainder of pre-season to stand a chance of featuring in Manchester United's Premier League opener - ironically against Spurs.

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