"Chicharito" back to Man United?

Ruben Hill
January 13, 2018

Manchester United have inquired over the availability of Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy and West Ham United outcast Javier Hernandez as Jose Mourinho bids to add to his attack in the January transfer window.

Mourinho feels that Zlatan Ibrahimovic's injury setback has left him short on back-up options for Lukaku as he prefers to play Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial out wide.

Sanchez is still likely to move to Manchester City so United could be on the lookout for other striking options.

It's thought Vardy would cost around £35 million, while former United striker Hernandez - who TalkSport claims is a target for MLS expansion outfit LAFC - is available for the £17m fee West Ham paid to sign him in the summer.

Alexis Sanchez is also a target for United but Manchester City remain confident of securing a deal for the Chile worldwide either this month or at the end of the season.

The England worldwide would bring goals and has 10 for the season already for the Foxes.

And according to the Telegraph's James Duncker, Man United have made preliminary enquiries for Vardy and Hernandez, with the latter firmly on the periphery under David Moyes.

Whether he would be willing to go from being Leicester's first choice to Lukaku's back-up remains to be seen, and United may also find his price tag a little high, considering he is now 31.

Mourinho is a known admirer of Hernandez, who spent five years at Old Trafford between 2010 and 2015 and won two Premier League titles, having spoke highly of the Mexican last year. Mourinho has spoken of Hernandez's qualities in front of goal before.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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