Man United transfer departure in doubt after injury blow for Liverpool target

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Javier Hernandez’s rumoured departure from Manchester United looks likely to be put on hold after the striker suffered a broken collarbone on international duty.

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The forward, who spent last season on loan at Real Madrid, was hurt while in action for Mexico against Honduras in a warm-up match ahead of the Gold Cup on Wednesday evening.

Speaking to the Mexican federation’s website, via the Standard, El Tri coach Miguel Herrera had the following to say about the attacker’s misfortune.

“We have no report, all I know is that he has gone to hospital,” the national team manager began.

“We have not yet seen the results.

“It will have an impact on the group but we’re just thinking about what is ahead. This is an unfortunate situation we cannot change.

“‘Chicharito’ was going through a great period before the injury came,” he concluded, “but we must move on.”

The Standard forecast that the player’s injury misfortune may jeopardise his chances of securing a move away from Old Trafford this summer.

Hernandez had hoped to seal a permanent switch to Real this summer, but having scored only seven goals in the Spanish top flight last term, new Merengues coach Rafael Benitez looks unlikely to move for the 27-year-old.

However, other clubs have been linked with a move for the player, who looks to have no future for Old Trafford under Louis van Gaal.

Liverpool are just one side understood to be keen in the hitman, with AS [via the Independent] reporting that Brendan Rodgers is preparing to launch a bid to bring Chicharito to Anfield.

With the likes of Rickie Lambert, Mario Balotelli and Fabio Borini having struggled to ignite over the last campaign, the Northern Irish coach may see the Mexico hitman as someone who can contribute an offensive threat and bring Premier League experience to the Reds frontline.

However, the Independent note that both Inter Milan and Juventus are also keen on the striker, while West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton have also been linked to his signature [Mirror].

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