Atletico Madrid confirm Javier Hernandez talks

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Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez "has a chance" of joining Atletico Madrid before the end of this summer's transfer window, according to the club's manager Diego Simeone.

As reported by The Metro, the Atletico boss has revealed that his club are in talks over a potential move for the United forward, but it remains to be seen as to whether they can land him in this market. 

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It appears then that the Spanish giants are in the driving seat to secure the player's signature, despite the same report suggesting that there has been recent interest from Premier League duo Arsenal and Newcastle United. 

Atletico, who lost forward Diego Costa to Chelsea earlier on in this window, have already signed Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic from Bayern Munich, and it now appears that they have set their sights on Hernandez. 

Speaking to reporters, the Atletico boss said: "The technical department are handling it.

"Like any other player who we are interested in, Hernandez has a chance of arriving before the transfer window closes."


Hernandez has struggled at Old Trafford in recent time, having failed to make a major impact since the arrival of Robin van Persie. The Dutchman, along with England forward Wayne Rooney, have been the key men at the Theatre of Dreams in recent time, meaning Chicharito has had to settle for a place on the bench. 

Despite the player having proved his worth as an impact substitute throughout his tenure at United, it now appears that the forward could seek an Old Trafford exit as he looks to play on a regular basis.

United forwards

If Hernandez does leave the club, the United will still have an array of talent in their attacking line. With Van Persie and Rooney at the club, Danny Welbeck will also be looking to make an impression under Louis van Gaal in the up coming season. 

Manchester United youngsters Will Keane and James Wilson will also be hoping to step up to the first-team under the new regime. Wilson, who is just 18-years-old, was handed an opportunity under Ryan Giggs last term, scoring a brace on his debut. Keane, meanwhile, is currently on United's pre-season tour of the US. 

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