Stamford Bridge side target Old Trafford forward.
Chelsea have earmarked an audacious move to lure Man United marksman Javier Hernandez to West London. The 24 year old is some way down Sir Alex Ferguson’s striking pecking order and even after his two goal salvo against Braga in the Champion League on Tuesday night it seems that the Scot still prefers Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney as well as youngster Danny Welbeck ahead of the Mexican international.
Blues owner Roman Abramovich is ready to make a significant offer for ‘Chicharito’ though will do so as much as an exercise in displaying their intentions to Hernandez as well as hoping to tempt Ferguson into selling the Guadalajara born forward.
Hernandez netted 20 goals in an excellent first season at the Old Trafford club, helping them to a Premier League title and exceeding Ferguson’s expectations in the process. His second season was something of a stop start affair as he spent much of the time warming the bench with Bulgarian Dimitar Berbatov.
Thus far this term Javier Hernandez has spent a great deal of time waiting for his chance to impress and has only made one Premier League start thus far this term.
The arrival of Van Persie and the striker’s inability to work effectively in a wide attacking role, unlike England man Welbeck, has led to Hernandez experiencing a frustrating season thus far and though he will hope his ability to make an impact from the bench will eventually lead to a run in the first team in all likelihood this dream could prove unrealistic given the calibre of those ahead of him in the queue.
Chelsea on the other hand have a fairly threadbare attack that has led to Roberto Di Matteo having to depend heavily on Fernando Torres. Fortunately for the Italian boss the former Liverpool man has begun to display a modicum of the ability that convinced the club to fork out £50m for his services 18 months ago.
Therefore the addition of an instinctive finisher like Javier Hernandez would be of great value to a Chelsea squad battling for major honours across many fronts.
Roberto Di Matteo doesn’t appear to have a great deal of faith in either Daniel Sturridge or loaned out Belgian Romelu Lukaku, which leaves Chelsea further hamstrung for attacking options that can be positioned ahead of the talented young trio Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Oscar, who have helped drive the club to a Premier League renaissance.
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