Javier Hernandez remains heavily linked with a move away from Manchester United this summer as Louis van Gaal’s revolution at the helm takes hold.
The Mexican struggled mightily for minutes during the ill-fated reign of David Moyes last term, totaling a paltry six Premier League starts and four goals as the Red Devils limped to a seventh-place finish.
Van Gaal’s reign at Old Trafford has begun with unbridled positivity as United have won all five of their pre-season games under the Dutchman with new signings integrating nicely.
Hernandez, however, continues to look on the outs despite the change of manager, firmly behind Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck in the pecking order up front.
Italy has been mooted as a likely destination for the 26-year-old hit man with Juventus and Inter reportedly interested, whilst Atletico Madrid have also been touted as a top suitor.
But the former Guadalajara man’s agent says he is enduringly uncertain of what will become of Hernandez this summer with deadline day less than a month away.
Eduardo Hernandez told Mexican outlet El Universal: ‘He is calm, he has a contract with Manchester United.
‘I can not say anything on Inter and Juventus, they are only rumours. The future? I don’t know, he could stay or leave.
‘One day he is nearing one team, the next day another, and it will be like that until the end of the transfer window.’
As Hernandez notes, speculation surrounding where Chicharito will be playing his football next term is unlikely to subside as the clock ticks down on the transfer window.
Whether the Mexico international ultimately departs United will be a combination of decisions made by van Gaal, Hernandez himself and the clubs interested in getting his signature.
How the scenario will play out in the end remains to be seen, with a number of factors in play that could determine the colour of the shirt Hernandez will be donning in the coming season.