Javier Hernandez
Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has not played for United during their pre-season tourGetty Images

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino insists reports linking the club with Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez are unfounded.

Hernandez, 27, has returned to the Premier League club this summer after Real Madrid turned down the option to sign the Mexico international outright following a loan spell at the Santiago Bernabeu last season.

Injury and international commitments have prevented him from having any role to play in United's pre-season tour of the United States and it remains to be seen where he fits into the plans of manager Louis van Gaal this season.

The Mirror has claimed Tottenham are interested in signing the striker, with Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado both strongly linked with moves away from White Hart Lane. But speaking after Tottenham's 2-1 defeat to MLS All-Stars in Colorado, Pochettino insisted there is no truth to such rumours.

"About Javier Hernandez, those are rumours and nothing more," he was quoted as saying by ESPN. "There is nothing concrete. He is a Manchester United player and logically a lot of names are getting suggested for Tottenham and Javier is just one more."

Tottenham are likely to consider bringing in another striker to join Harry Kane up front before the transfer window closes with Adebayor poised to join Aston Villa as soon as he completes a medical, Sky Sports suggests.

Soldado may be another to leave the club in the near future after Villarreal manager Marcelino suggested to IBTimes UK he is interested in bringing the striker back to Spain.

Tottenham had been linked with West Brom striker Saido Berahino to fill the void up front but the Baggies have strongly denied claims they have received an offer from the north London side.

On 29 July, the club tweeted: "Ok, this is getting silly now. So let us make it clear. There has been NO bid for Saido. That's it. Carry on everyone."