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Manchester United set to keep hold of striker as transfer of Tottenham star proves impossible

Mexican striker Javier Hernandez is set to see out the final year of his contract with Manchester United, Mirror Sport reports.

The 27-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford this summer [Independent], with manager Louis van Gaal looking to bolster his attacking options before the transfer window closes next month, and the forward is likely to be surplus to requirements if another striker is signed.

The Red Devils are reportedly interested in luring Spanish winger Pedro away from Barcelona [via BBC Sport] and are also believed to be in the market for a centre-forward to help ease the burden on club captain Wayne Rooney this season.

However, after being told by Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur that star striker Harry Kane is not for sale this summer [The Guardian via Telegraph Sport] and Edinson Cavani’s desire to remain with Paris Saint-Germain [Journal du Dimanche via Mirror Sport], it appears United have no other option but to keep hold of the Mexico international in order to avoid a shortage of options in attack for the new campaign.

Spurs, West Ham United and Serie A side Torino have all been weighing up moves for Hernandez this week according to the Independent, but they are likely to be left disappointed with fresh developments regarding the striker’s future with the 20-time champions of England.

After spending last season on-loan with La Liga giants Real Madrid, Hernandez returned to United in the summer and was named on the bench for their season opener against Spurs last weekend and could still have an important role to play this year as the club chase glory on four fronts.

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