By 90Min
August 22, 2019

West Ham striker Javier Hernandez is garnering considerable interest from three unnamed MLS sides, with a fee in the region of just £4m being discussed.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker joined the Hammers in 2017 from Bayer Leverkusen for around £16m, and has gone on to make 63 appearances, scoring 17 goals and providing four assists.

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However, the Mexican international, who is his country's leading goalscorer with 51 goals from 108 caps, is heading into the final year of his £140,000-a-week contract in east London, a contract which is unlikely to be renewed, at least at that price. 

According to a report from Football Insider, this has led to heavy interest from at least three undisclosed MLS teams, with the Americans looking at a cut-price fee of around £4m for the player in January.  

Despite his goal against Brighton in the 1-1 draw last Saturday being the only one Manuel Pellegrini's side have scored so far this season, Hernandez is not the number one striker at the club, with £45m signing Sebastien Haller assuming that role following his move from Eintracht Frankfurt. 

Haller was absent from the team against the Seagulls thanks to a niggling injury, but the Frenchman will likely restrict Chicharito's gametime moving forward, making a January switch all the more likely.

Speaking of £45m signings, though, it is also now understood that the Irons also made a bid of such value for Torino frontman Andrea Belotti over the summer, but that it was turned down, with the Serie A side holding out for at least over £50m.

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