Liverpool are considering a surprise move in signing Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, according to Spanish newspaper AS.
The 27-year-old was not included in Louis van Gaal's plan at Old Trafford last season, which allowed him to join Real Madrid on a season-long loan. He started in only seven league games for the La Liga giants.
The 10-time European champions decided against signing the striker on a permanent transfer, which saw him return to United. The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager is not an admirer of Hernandez and is open to the idea of selling him in the summer transfer window.
The Mexican international has one year left on his contract and Brendan Rodgers' side have already made an approach for the United man. However, the 20-time English champions are not willing to let Hernandez join their arch rivals.
Apart from the Merseyside club, Hernandez is attracting interest from Italy as Serie A winner Juventus and their league rivals Inter Milan are also keen on landing the Mexican frontman. The Old Lady allowed Carlos Tevez leave the club and join Boca Juniors. The Italian club replaced him with Mario Mandzukic, who arrived from Atletico Madrid.
Fernando Llorente is also set to leave the Champions League finalist as he is a transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur, according to talkSPORT. Juventus have identified the United man as a potential replacement for the former Athletic Bilbao striker.
The unhappy striker has also admitted that he is unsure if he will be at Old Trafford beyond the summer transfer window.
"Of course it's in my mind because it's my future. I don't know where I am going to stay, if it's one of those teams [United or Madrid] or another team, so right now I'm just enjoying my holidays," Hernandez explained.
The United striker was not included in the Mexico squad for the 2015 Copa America in Chile. They were knocked out of the group stages and Miguel Herrera admitted an error in judgement led to Hernandez's omission.
"We didn't know who to speak to about Chicharito playing in the Copa América and the Gold Cupp. At that moment Javier was focused on Real Madrid," Herrera explained.