Real Madrid want more time to raise the required funds to sign Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez on a permanent deal.
The Spanish giants had the first option to buy the Mexican hitman as part of their loan deal, but the clause expired on Friday—according to the Daily Mail.
Los Merengues had an ‘exclusivity period’ to sign the player, but that time has now lapsed.
In principle, their failure to raise the money means that Manchester United are now in a position to listen to offers from other clubs for the player, who is believed to be valued at approximately £10 million.
According to TDN, via Foot Mercato, Real remain keen to secure the forward despite not yet having made a bid.
The Mexican source reveal that the Bernabeu club are keen to secure a one-month extension to their option to buy.
United are believed to want to offload the forward, despite his recent upturn in fortunes in La Liga.
Chicharito has only managed four Liga BBVA starts for Real, and in his 19 league appearances this term, he has managed a mere six goals and three assists.