Juventus want to do a deal with Manchester United, although Vidal isn't on the agenda

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Juventus have a four man shortlist for a striker, including Manchester United's Javier Hernandez.

Juventus have identified Manchester United's Javier Hernandez as a target they want to sign ahead of deadline day.

The Mexican international is one name on a four-name striker shortlist, along with Arsenal's Lukas Podolski, Shakhtar's Luiz Adriano and Monaco's Lacina Traore, report SkyItalia.

The club appear to have abandoned the notion of being able to secure Radamel Falcao from Monaco, as had been previously suggested.

Arsene Wenger said yesterday he did not intend to let Lukas Podolski leave, with Galatasaray also interested. Louis van Gaal's stance regarding Javier Hernandez is not so certain.

The striker played 45 minutes in their 2-1 loss to Swansea on the Premier League's opening day before being hauled off, but will likely see his opportunities limited by Robin van Persie's return to fitness, and also when Danny Welbeck returned.

Juventus were linked with signing Hernandez earlier this month, as part of a potential swap deal for Arturo Vidal.

Manchester United are yet to bid for the Chilean, and it is unclear whether they aspire to, but it was confirmed this week he has returned to fitness after being hampered by a knee problem on tour.

Juventus have already secured one deal this summer by signing Patrice Evra from the Red Devils, and were previously linked with Nani, who has signed on loan with Sporting Lisbon.

Re-opening lines of communication with United could however be a little risky for the Turin side, as it could cause United to re-consider their present position on Vidal.

Vidal is not on the agenda they will present to United should they enter talks over Hernandez, but it could provide an opening for the Red Devils to make a last ditch effort to pull off the blockbuster deal they have been so heavily linked with.

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