West Ham pull the plug on Javier Hernandez deal after "unrealistic" claims

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West Ham United pulled the plug on a potential deal for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez after the forward demanded an unbelievable add-on during contract talks.

The Hammers had been chasing the forward all summer and were close to a deal before the Mexican international asked for an astounding £90,000 per goal, plus a basic wage of £100,000-a-week.

Chicharito is still expected to leave Old Trafford before the window closes with the Red Devils forward expected to join German outfit Bayer Leverkusen.


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As per the Mail, a West Ham source said: "To say that it was unrealistic is an understatement. It was just a deal that could not be done."

Hernandez returned from an unsuccessful loan spell at Real Madrid after Los Blancos refused the option to make the move permanent.

Louis van Gaal had claimed the 27-year-old was in his plans for the new season but having made three substitute appearances and failing to score a goal, missing a penalty against Club Brugge, he is now free to leave Manchester.

The Red Devils have been linked with a move for a number of strikers before the window closes. They have reportedly offered €50 million for Monaco forward Anthony Martial and odds have been slashed on Charlie Austin joining the club.

Wayne Rooney has failed to take on the mantle of leading the line for Man United so far this season.

Despite scoring a hat-trick against Club Brugge, the captain has failed to score in ten Premier League matches, dating back to a 3-1 win against Aston Villa in April.

With Hernandez set to leave it is clear Louis van Gaal's men need new forward additions before 6pm on September 1, and it would be no surprise to see more than one forward move to Old Trafford before the window shuts.

Manchester United fans, would you have liked to see Javier Hernandez be given more of a chance at Old Trafford? Have your say below!

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