According to ESPN FC, the Hammers made an enquiry for the Mexico international, only to be rebuffed by Louis van Gaal, with the Dutch coach telling the Upton Park outfit that the forward is not for sale.
The revelation represents a remarkable u-turn for the player, who may now have a future with the north-west giants after previously appearing to have come to the end of the road at Old Trafford.
The 27-year-old was immediately offloaded by van Gaal last summer when he arrived at the club, being sent on loan to Real Madrid.
Chicharito may have scored some important goals at the Bernabeu—not least against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League (see below)—but the Merengues opted not to extend the player’s move beyond the end of the season [Daily Mail].
Hernandez had also been linked with a move to West Ham [Express], with Slaven Bilic keen to bolster his striking options ahead of the potential departure of Diafra Sakho, who is understood to be a transfer target for Manchester United [Daily Mail].
The forward has also been linked with a move to Major League Soccer, with Orlando City Soccer City understood to have been keen on the forward [Sky Sports].
However, with both Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao being shown the exit door at Old Trafford, van Gaal now finds short in the offensive department, meaning that Chicharito has been given an unexpected reprieve.
Will the striker be given the opportunity to demonstrated that he still has a role to play at the club, or will he become merely a frustrated passenger as van Gaal looks to keep his options open?