The Hull City striker will leave the KCom Stadium this summer with his contract due to expire and finished the 2017/18 season with eight goals, despite being limited to just ten starts due to a ruptured Achilles.
Hernandez, who scored 20 times in Hull’s 2015/16 promotion winning season, appears to be the prolific Championship goal-scorer that Leeds have missed since Chris Wood left for Burnley last summer.
It is understood that Aston Villa are instead leading the chase and, should they beat Fulham in the upcoming Championship play-off final, it is understood that manager Steve Bruce will attempt to reunite with his former Hull talisman.
Leeds Live add that Leeds have made a serious offer which is tempting Hernandez towards Elland Road, while he is understood to be a fan of the Whites’ style of play.
Should Villa emerge victorious at Wembley, however, they will be able to offer Premier League football which should give them the edge.