West Ham make fresh approach for Manchester United's Javier Hernandez, but face competition from Tottenham

Javier Hernandez celebrates goal for Mexico

HITC Sport understands that the Hammers are willing to pay £12 million for the forward, but Spurs have asked to be kept informed of any movement by United.

West Ham United have made a fresh approach to Manchester United in an effort to land Mexican forward Javier Hernandez, but Tottenham Hotspur are poised to make their move, HITC Sport understands from sources close to a possible deal.

West Ham have already made one concrete offer for Hernandez earlier this summer, but were told by United at the time that they were not willing to let him go.

Now with the Hammers ever anxious to expand their attacking options, with both Andy Carroll and Enner Valencia sidelined through injury and a deal collapsing for Raul Jimenez, they have gone back in for Hernandez.

HITC Sport understands that West Ham have told United they will pay £12million for Hernandez, who spent last season on loan at Real Madrid.

However, HITC Sport has also learnt that Tottenham have told United to keep them informed of Hernandez's situation and it is understood that they will match any offer that comes in for the 27-year-old - should he be allowed to leave Old Trafford during this transfer window.

Should West Ham fail to land Hernandez, then as HITC Sport revealed last week, they have an active interest in landing Hull City's Nikica Jelavic.

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