West Ham United are preparing an £8m bid for Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, according to MailOnline.
The report suggests the London club have long held an interest in the player and that they made contact in January regarding a deal but nothing more came of it.
West Ham could have a busy schedule next season if they are to make it into the Europa League having beaten FC Lusitans of Andorra in the first round of qualifying action and they will need more options up front if that is the case.
The Mexican striker is currently out of action with a shoulder injury but is expected to be either loaned or sold by United this summer. Roma, Galatasaray, Besiktas and Wolfsburg are all believed to be interested and there had even been rumours that Hernandez could move to the MLS.
Hernandez joined United in 2010 and scored 37 goals in 102 games for the club but fell out of favour under Louis van Gaal when he took charge last summer.
The 27-year-old guarantees goals but he does not fit into the style of play that van Gaal wishes to implement at the club. It was a similar situation for Hernandez on loan at Real Madrid last term, where he was limited to a substitute’s role and only played in specific situations.
However, Hernandez may yet stay as United currently have a severe lack of striking options. Wayne Rooney and James Wilson are the only two strikers on the pre-season tour of the United States and they will need more depth in the position if they are to be successful in the coming campaign.