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Atletico Madrid are reportedly preparing a £15m bid to sign Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez in the summer, according to Goal.com. The 24-year-old has been in impressive form for the Premier League leaders scoring 12 goals in 22 appearances in all competitions this season.
The report states the Spanish club are set to lose their strike duo of Radamel Falcao and Adrian Lopez at the end of the season. The South American star has been linked with a move away from Vicente Calderon, as Goal.com suggests the Premier League clubs Chelsea and Manchester City along with Ligue 1 side Paris Saint Germain are after the services of the former Porto man.
Lopez, on the other hand, has been strongly linked with a move to Arsenal as Arsene Wenger has now lost hope of signing Spain's leading goal scorer, David Villa from Barcelona. With Atletico's strike duo set to leave the club either in January or in the summer, the La Liga outfit has now set their eyes on Hernandez.
The Mexican international has signed a five year deal with the Premier League leaders in 2011. However, Hernandez has started just five times in the league for United this season and Atletico are looking to sign the striker with an assurance of regular play time at Vicente Calderon.
Should the reports of United's move for Borussia Dortmund star Robert Lewandowski in the summer be true, it could possibly lead to the Mexican's exit from Old Trafford at the end of this season.
Evra Dreams of Winning Treble With United
Meanwhile, United defender Patrice Evra has now set his target of winning Premier League, Champions League and the FA Cup with the Old Trafford outfit this season.
"Yeah, everything is possible. If Manchester United win the Champions League, the Premier League and the FA Cup, I'll say it's the best team I've ever played in, because I've only ever won two trophies in a season before. We'll see at the end of the season. But I don't want to start to talk about targets. I just want to concentrate on each game, winning each game and improving as a team in each game. And after that, we're going to be difficult to beat," Evra said.