Premier League leaders Chelsea are plotting a sensational bid to bring former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez to Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window, according to reports.
German newspaper Bild have reported that Antonio Conte wants to bolster his striking option and has targetted hi-flying Chicharito as their one of the targets. The report also says that Bayer Leverkusen could be prepared to listen to offers for Javier Hernandez if a club met their asking price.
Manchester United sold the striker during Louis van Gaal’s reign at the club, with the former Barcelona manager, never giving the 28-year-old a shot amid his time in control. In his first season, he sent the player on loan at Real Madrid before selling him to Bundesliga club in last Summer. The Mexico international played five seasons with the Red Devils, winning two Premier league title and one club world cup before he made a switch Bayer Leverkusen for just £7.3 million. Now according to reports, Chicharito could leave for a whopping charge of around €30 and 40 million for Chelsea after the Bundesliga club decided only to let him go only for a thumping price.
Chicharito started last season at Bayer with a bang, scoring 26 goals in all competitions and literally took the club single handledly to the Champions league spot. But this season his scoring rate has cooled off considerably. He has scored just seven times in 19 appearances for Leverkusen thus far, with no goals in his last fourteen outings in all competitions. However, he still could be a powerful drive when he would recover his best form.
Michy Batshuayi has barely got first-team call-up till now and the Chelsea boss has admitted that the Belgian has to work more to book his place at the starting eleven. And with this situation Conte could favour somebody better to go with Diego Costa in the attacking option, and Chicharito can be the perfect player to fill that role.
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