Report: Hotshot Hernandez chased by European giants Inter and AC Milan

Close for Javier Hernandez for Mexico

The Manchester United striker has not had the best of times in club football in recent seasons, but remains on the shortlist of big European outfits.

Javier Hernandez still finds himself in demand of some of the biggest names in European football, according to a report by Sportmediaset in Italy, despite what the Manchester United forward would admits as being somewhat of a dip in his club career.

Louis van Gaal allowed the Mexican to join Real Madrid on loan last summer, predicting little use for the former Guadalajara player given Radamel Falcao's arrival from Monaco.

But Hernandez's spell in La Liga has been frustrating, having played just 228 league minutes under the Spanish giants, and scoring just 4 goals in all competitions.

The forward has managed to remain in the picture at international level, scoring three times this season for his country including the only goal in Mexico's 1-0 win over Ecuador last week.

It has meant that the international press continue to link the Mexico star to big European names, as well as ambitious clubs looking to improve.

Serie A giants AC Milan and Inter are both chasing the United man according to Italian source Sportmediaset. The two outfits have fallen from grace a little in recent years, but are still among Europe's biggest sides and capable of turning the corner given the players at their disposal.

The Mirror also report that growing Bundesliga force Wolfsburg are interested, alongside Premier League trio Southampton, Stoke and West Ham. 

Perhaps Van Gaal will even give the 26-year-old another chance at Old Trafford considering the disappointment of Falcao's displays. Hernandez has been a consistent goalscorer for United since arriving from Mexico, netting 59 goals in 154 games despite many of his appearances being from the bench.

He is the youngest senior striker at Old Trafford, and with Robin van Persie struggling for fitness this season, the club's Dutch manager may well see the advantages of retaining someone familiar to United, rather than bringing someone else in as a back up striker.

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