Inter Milan and Juventus have joined Liverpool in the race to sign Manchester United star Javier Hernandez, reports Spanish publication AS.
The 27-year-old was on loan at Real Madrid last season, and impressed at the Bernabeu when given the chance. In 859 minutes of La Liga action he managed seven goals, a ratio of more than two goals every three games. However, Los Blancos don’t seem to be interested in keeping the striker any longer, and so he is on the market as Louis van Gaal also appears to be uninterested in his talents.
The Merseyside club are keen on the Mexico international as they look to sort out their front line. Brendan Rodgers’ side struggled to scored freely after selling Luis Suarez and losing Daniel Sturridge to injury last season. Hernandez, the consummate poacher, could be the perfect remedy to their woes. However, the Red Devils may not want to sell to one of their fiercest rivals.
Meanwhile the Italian teams have differing reasons for their interest. The Nerazzurri are looking to rebuild under Roberto Mancini after a couple of years out of the Champions League and the forward would likely be first choice at the San Siro.
On the other hand Massimiliano Allegri is probably interested in giving Chicharito a similar role to that he had at Real in Turin. With Mario Mandzukic and Alvaro Morata already with the Bianconeri it is unlikely the United man would feature very regularly, but he would be a reliable pair of hands to cover for injuries at the Champions League finalists.