Bernabeu side look to bring in Mexican as part of possible deal with Old Trafford side.
Real Madrid are reportedly opening up to the idea of selling Cristiano Ronaldo back to Man United but are looking to secure as good a deal as possible for the 28 year old Portuguese international.
CaughtOffside understands that new Bernabeu boss Carlo Ancelotti is keen on bringing in Mexican Chicharito to help boost his attack, an attack that has seen both Gonzalo Higuain and Jose Callejon leave this summer.
Indeed the Italian manager only has one effective senior striker to call upon, Karim Benzema, and though youngster Alvaro Morata has undoubted potential the former PSG boss is keen to strengthen his strike-force.
It is believed that Florentino Perez is ready to cash-in on Ronaldo following the star player’s reluctance to sign a new contract and with two years left on his current deal the Real Madrid president is well aware that the former Man United man’s value will rapidly decrease once the summer transfer window slams shut.
Real Madrid have set their sights firmly on Tottenham wide-man Gareth Bale and will look to finance the move with the sale of Ronaldo, who does of course operate in a similar position to the Welsh international, having already spent in excess of £60m to bring in Daniel Carvajal, Casemiro, Isco and Asier Illarramendi.
David Moyes may feel he can afford to allow Hernandez to be used as a makeweight in a deal that brings Ronaldo back to Man United, though doing so could reduce his striking options the Scot will have the Real Madrid goal machine on hand to more than make up for such a loss.
The 25 year old Guadalajara born striker has struggled to retain a foothold in the Man United first team throughout his three year stint at the club and last term managed just nine Premier League starts. Arguably his chances of regular first team football will be greatly increased by a move to the Spanish giants.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been a phenomenal success in Spain, scoring 201 goals during the course of four seasons at Real Madrid, though it should be noted that for all his individual achievements his side have collected just one La Liga title and a Copa del Rey since the talented goal machine moved to the club in the summer of 2009, this too could be a factor driving the player’s reluctance to sign a new deal.
Such a move could perhaps also leave Man United able to allow Wayne Rooney to leave the club with David Moyes being well aware that with Cristiano Ronaldo on board the Scot has on his hands an ideal goal-scoring support option for Robin Van Persie.
Real Madrid will demand around £75m PLUS the inclusion of Hernandez for Cristiano Ronaldo, a valuation that could be too tempting to ignore.