Javier Hernandez
Javier Hernandez's recent form has given Real Madrid a difficult decision to makeGetty

Real Madrid have pleaded with the agent of Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez to give them more time to decide whether or not to sign the striker on a permanent deal.

Hernandez joined Los Blancos on a season-long loan deal in the summer of 2014 but his hopes of earning a permanent move at the end of the season appeared slim following an underwhelming campaign in Spain.

But in recent weeks, the Mexico international has in recent weeks taken full advantage of his chances in the absence of Karim Benzema up front, scoring the winner in his side's Champions League quarter-final showdown with Atletico Madrid before adding another brace in the 4-2 win over Celta Vigo on 26 April.

The Spanish press suggests it could cost Real Madrid just €10m (£7.1m, $10.9m) to make the loan arrangement permanent but Hernandez's agent says the club are now asking for more time to make their decision.

"Real Madrid asked me to wait, take a little time," Eduardo Hernandez was quoted as saying my Medio Tiempo. "The agreement I had with them at the meeting was that we would wait for Real's commitments [their season] to finish to see what the future holds.

"We have right now a definite goal; the most important thing is that he keeps playing, keeps having an input and has the opportunity to keep scoring. It is the priority now."

Should Real turn down the proposal, Hernandez is unlikely to be short of offers this summer. Southampton are among the clubs who remain linked with the striker but his agent insists neither he or his client are thinking about other options just yet.

He said: "Real Madrid has the first option by the agreement they have with Manchester United. But I don't know if he will move to another club or stay."

Ancelotti described Hernandez's role in his team as "non-negotiable" when speaking to the press earlier in April but the Italian coach could be faced with a dilemma in his side's Champions League semi-final clash with Juventus on 5 May.

Benzema, who has not played since picking up a knee injury in his side's Champions League quarter-final first leg meeting with Atletico Madrid, will return to training on 3 May and is likely to be in contention for the trip to Turin.