Report: Liverpool linked Javier Hernandez still for sale despite broken collarbone

Javier Hernandez trick for Mexico

The Manchester United striker suffered the injury while on international duty with Mexico this week, but won't let that stop him finding a new club.

Manchester United attacker Javier Hernandez is still said to be available for sale this summer, despite a recent injury sustained on international duty jeopardising such a departure, according to the Manchester Evening News.

He broke his collarbone in Mexico's match with Honduras on Wednesday, and the concern was that he would be out for an extended period and attract minimum interest as a result.

But according to the MEN, hospital scan confirms that Hernandez will only miss a month, and therefore could still leave before the transfer window closes.

The striker has been linked with a number of clubs over the last 12 months, as he slipped further from the first team picture at Old Trafford, and the last thing the 27-year-old would have wanted was to be unable to play, thus making him a less attractive signing.

The Mexican endured a difficult loan spell with Real Madrid, with the precious few starts during the season, but he was still at one of the biggest clubs in the world, and managed to register 9 goals - including a key strike in the Champions League derby win over Atletico Madrid.

It would have been enough to show plenty of teams that he still had something to offer, and recent reports have suggested Liverpool and Orlando, as appeared in the MEN, are in the running for a player that has previously been linked with Southampton by the Independent.

A good option for Liverpool?

What the Reds missed most last season was a striker they could rely on to find the net on a regular basis.

Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert, Fabio Borini, even Daniel Sturridge when he was back, they didn't manage to net more than a handful of goals all season.

Though Hernandez wouldn't be a stellar signing, he would be a guaranteed goal contributor, something he has proved at every club he has been at, both as a starting player and off the bench.

In fact, between all of Liverpool's strikers, they scored just 13 goals last season, with Hernandez, in a loan spell that wasn't deemed particularly successful not far off that himself.

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