Tottenham targeting move for £15m Manchester United star

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Transfer speculation linking Javier Hernandez with a potential move to Tottenham Hotspur has reached fever pitch once again, with reports suggesting that the North London outfit are targeting the Mexican striker as a potential replacement for Jermain Defoe.

England international Defoe - who will presumably be desperate to ensure that he forms part of Roy Hodgson's squad for the World Cup in Brazil next summer - has featured heavily in the press in recent days, with rumours suggesting that he had agreed a switch to Major League Soccer side Toronto FC on a deal worth a hefty £90,000-per-week.

However, such reports remain unconfirmed and according to the The Independent, Tottenham want to secure a potential replacement before contemplating an exit for Defoe in January.

The same publication also reports that Hernandez - who has been at Old Trafford since July 2010 - is their primary target.

Hernandez's future has also been the subject of much speculation this season, with the man affectionately known as 'Chicarito' still not managing to establish himself as a regular starter at Manchester United. 

With the Red Devils struggling massively to find any sort of acceptable rhythm or consistency during the turbulent early stages of David Moyes' managerial career at the club, though, it seems somewhat unlikely that the Scot will be content to see Hernandez - a proven goalscorer from the substitute's bench reportedly valued at around the £15 million mark - depart the club.

Hernandez started during Manchester United's frankly dire 1-0 defeat at the hands of Alan Pardew's Newcastle on Saturday, but has been more frequently deployed as a sub during his three-year stint with the Premier League champions.

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