Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino dismissed speculation that the club are trying to sign Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.
Hernandez’s future at Man United seemed to be in doubt earlier on in the summer but Louis van Gaal has said the 27-year-old has the chance to regain his spot.
Chicharito has been linked with Tottenham, who are in need of a striker, since the end of the season. However, Pochettino laid rest to those rumours, insisting he is not looking to acquire Chicharito.
“About Javier Hernandez, those are rumours and nothing more,” he said, following Spurs’ 2-1 loss to the MLS All-Stars.
“There is nothing concrete. He is a Manchester United player and logically a lot of names are getting suggested for Tottenham and Javier is just one more.”
The news may come as a relief to Hernandez, who is looking to resurrect his United career. After a hugely impressive first season in England, Hernandez failed to scale the same heights and was eventually loaned out by Van Gaal.
Dsspite limited opportunities at Real Madrid, the striker scored some important goals, including a winner in the Champions League against Athletico Madrid.
With United meeting Spurs in the Premier League’s opening game, the rumours are sure to add an extra bit of spice to the game, should Hernandez find himself on the pitch.