Inter look at Chicharito, would Manchester United sell him?

Javier Hernandez

Inter's striker hunt has taken a new twist with the Italian press suggesting that they are lining up Manchester United man Javier Hernandez.

Javier Hernandez has never quite shown his potential at Manchester United and Inter may be ready to step in and offer him a clean slate.

After a disappointing season that has seen them have to settle for Europa League qualification rather than a title bid, Inter are set to splash the cash this summer.

Owner Erik Thohir and coach Walter Mazzarri have identified a lack of attacking options as the main problem and Inter have already begun trying to find possible transfer targets.

A loan move for Chelsea's Fernando Torres is still possible while Edin Dzeko of Manchester City appears to be impossible, as does Real Madrid man Alvaro Morata.

La Gazzetta dello Sport today reports that Javier Hernandez, who has previously been linked with Inter, may be back on the radar.

Thohir is said to be a big fan of Hernandez whose position at Man United is unclear with a summer clear-out on the cards.

La Gazzetta says that Chicharito's characteristics would suit Mazzarri's style of play and his £2.3m salary isn't beyond Inter's financial capabilities as long as the transfer fee isn't more than around £12m.

However, the paper points out that the imminent arrival of Lous van Gaal could completely change Hernandez's status at the club.

Chicharito has often been snubbed in favour of Danny Welbeck this season and has started just three games while making a total of 24 appearances, many as brief substitute cameos.

Nonetheless, the Mexican international has managed to find the net four times and has an impressive shot accuracy rate of 65 percent, only bettered at Manchester United by James Wilson, whose statistics don't really count as he only played one game.

Also boasting 86 percent pass accuracy, Hernandez clearly has great potential and is also popular with teammates and fans, so it remains to be seen whether United would be willing to give up on him just yet.

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