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Javier Hernandez could be available for around €15 million this summer

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According to reports from German news outlet 'Bild' this morning, West Ham United are showing 'great interest' in signing former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez this summer from Bayer Leverkusen.

Tottenham Hotspur FC v Bayer 04 Leverkusen - UEFA Champions League
Hernandez scored 11 times for Bayer this season in the Bundesliga
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The Mexican striker is in the last year of his contract at the BayArena, as Bild claim the German side could be willing to part ways with the striker for around €15 million.

They also state he (Chicharito) 'has used the Confederations Cup in Russia to raise his stock' with both Spurs and West Ham the main suitors, instead of losing him on a free at the end of his current deal.

It's no secret that Spurs have been in the market for a striking partner for Harry Kane, after their £18.6 million Dutch signing Vincent Janssen flopped in the Premier League last season, as reports suggest they're looking to offload the striker this summer.

Hernandez, who some believed left Manchester United prematurely, (including current United boss Jose Mourinho) has enjoyed a stellar time in Germany with Leverkusen, scoring 28 times in 54 games and now at 29-years-old, could return to England a well-rounded forward.

It's also worth noting that Football London reported this morning saying 'the money' appears to be well behind Kelechi Iheanacho moving to Leicester City rather than West Ham, however all that seems up in the air at the moment after Claret & Hugh reported a buy-back clause fee had been agreed with his current club Manchester City, yesterday.

Whatever happens in the next few days, it's sure to be a long summer in the West Ham United striker saga.

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