West Ham make £11.9m bid for Manchester United outcast

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic is hoping to complete a deal to sign Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, according to the Metro, as he desperately tries to bolster his attacking options with the new Premier League season looming.

The Hammers are looking short of options up front currently, with both Andy Carroll and Enner Valencia out of the opening months of the campaign through injury (via Metro), but have pinpointed the Mexican as the man who can rescue them.

The Metro report that the Boleyn Ground outfit are willing to pay £11.9m to sign the 27-year-old, and given that Hernandez is on the periphery of Louis van Gaal’s plans (via Manchester Evening News), that may just be the kind of offer that sees the poacher move down to London.

However, like West Ham, Manchester United are currently scratching around for men up front, with the former Real Madrid loanee and Wayne Rooney as van Gaal’s only senior options. While Hernandez does not appear to be wanted at Old Trafford, his manager may decide to hold onto him until he has secured some more depth.

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