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Report: Valencia keen on signing Javier Hernandez

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Valencia are reportedly eyeing up a January move for West Ham striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez

Despite initially struggling for game time under new coach Manuel Pellegrini, Chicharito has been in brilliant form recently for West Ham.

The Mexican striker has contributed towards four goals in his last five appearances and appears to have forced his way into Pellegrini’s plans.

But Spanish outlet Super Deporte report that Valencia boss Marcelino Garcia Toral is keen on the idea of adding Chicharito to his ranks.

Los Che have struggled up front all season with just 15 goals in 17 La Liga games, which has played a big role in their slump to 10th-place in the standings, and makes them the joint-fewest scorers along with bottom side SD Huesca.

Therefore, Valencia hope to agree on a cut-price deal for Chicharito with the 30-year-old allegedly keen on returning to Spain.

Previously, Chicharito spent the 2014/15 campaign on loan at Real Madrid from Manchester United and scored nine goals in 33 appearances.

But, for the deal to go ahead, Valencia must first part with Chelsea loanee Michy Batshuayi.

The Belgian forward has failed to repeat his stunning form on loan at Borussia Dortmund last season with just three goals in 21 appearances across all competitions at Valencia.

Batshuayi’s struggles at Mestalla has restricted him to just four starts in La Liga and it appears that his time in Spain is almost certainly coming to an end.