Javier Hernandez
Javier Hernandez [Reuters]

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez reportedly wants to leave Old Trafford in the ongoing transfer window.

According to the Daily Mirror, Hernandez is hoping that United officials will allow him to leave the club once Juan Mata completes his £37m move from Chelsea. The Spaniard has been strongly linked to join the Premier League champions after being dropped down to the bench under Jose Mourinho.

The 25-year-old is reportedly unhappy with the number of first team opportunities handed to him by David Moyes. The striker is worried about missing out on being part of Mexico squad for the summer's World Cup in Brazil if he does not get enough playing time this season.

Last month, the former Everton manager had accepted that he will be allowing fringe players to leave the club in the mid-season transfer window should there be a considerable offer tabled for them. The Red Devils have placed a £15m price-tag on their striker whose contract runs out in 2016.

Hernandez has seen majority of his appearances coming on from the bench this season and is down the pecking order behind Danny Welbeck, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie.

Despite the unavailability of United's star duo due to injuries since last month, Hernandez has only made three starts and has featured seven times from the bench in the last 10 matches in all competitions.

With Rooney and Van Persie nearing full fitness, Hernandez's chances of playing in the first-team is bound to be further restricted, thus compelling him to look for opportunities away from the English champions.

Arsene Wenger was also reported to be keeping tabs on the striker as the Frenchman wants to bolster Arsenal's attacking prowess in January to aid his side's title push this season. Inter Milan are also believed to be keen on bringing the Mexican International to Italy.

Hernandez scored a dramatic goal in the final stages of extra-time as Moyes' side seemed to be heading out of the Capital One Cup against Sunderland after David De Gea conceded a goal allowing Phil Bardsley's shot slip through his hands. The match ended with an aggregate score of 3-3 but United eventually exited from the competition after the penalty shootout.