West London side hope to tempt Old Trafford striker into Stamford Bridge move.
Chelsea will this summer reportedly attempt to lure Man United striker Javier Hernandez to Stamford Bridge as Russian owner Roman Abramovich looks to strengthen the Blues attack.
The 24 year old is understood to have voiced his concern at the lack of first team opportunities with Old Trafford boss Sir Alex Ferguson but despite praise heaped on the instinctive finisher from the Scot the Mexican international is firmly down the Man United pecking order.
Chicharito has been handed just seven Premier League starts thus far this term and 20 in all competitions but has still managed to net an impressive 16 goals in the process. Ferguson has offered the likes of Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck far more playing time and one wonders what the future might hold for the Man United bench warmer.
Whilst it could be tough for Chelsea to persuade Man United to sell one of their first team squad to a direct rival there is perhaps a chance that Hernandez would be tempted by a move to London, especially if any move gave the striker hope of a better shot at regular first team football.
Abramovich is said to have run out of patience with Spaniard Fernando Torres, who has now failed to score in his last 15 Premier League appearances. There are also question marks over Romelu Lukaku’s Chelsea future, with the Belgian achieving a great deal during a loan season with West Brom but still to make an impact at the West London club.
Demba Ba was brought in from Newcastle United and has proved to be a moderate success and with Daniel Sturridge moving to Liverpool there is certainly space for a striking addition.
Hernandez is a proven a Premier League scorer and a player who could well thrive given a steady run of action and if Abramovich were to make a large enough offer then Ferguson and Man United may be amenable to allowing the Guadalajara born forward to make a move to Chelsea this summer.