Bayer Leverkusen ready to sell Javier Hernandez as links to Arsenal grow

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Bundesliga giants Bayer Leverkusen have admitted they’re preparing for life without star striker Javier Hernandez as links with a move to Arsenal continue to gather pace, according to the Metro.

The Gunners were heavily linked with a move for the Mexican international last month but the deal failed to come off, though there is talk that they will reignite their interest in him over the summer.

And those rumours have been given umbrage by quotes made by Leverkusen director Jochen A. Rotthaus, who has admitted that the club are preparing for life after the former Manchester United frontman.

“We have to make the most of the Chicharito effect as much as possible,” he said.

“But at the same time, we must prepare ourselves for a time without Chicharito.

“We must bring other stars to the fore. We cannot get lost in Chicharito mania.”

Hernandez has been in top form so far this season, banging in an impressive 21 goals in 24 games across all competitions.

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