West Ham blog Claret and Hugh claim to have exclusive information from an Upton Park insider (and we have no reason to question this, their sources may well be impeccable!) that the Hammers and Manchester United have been locked in negotiations for Javier Hernandez.
The source has described the talks as ‘horrible’, owing to the commonly held opinion that United are hedging their bets with regards strengthening their front line.
Louis van Gaal has intimated that the Mexican does have a future at Old Trafford and included him in the squad on Saturday, though it would surprise many if he is still at the club after the transfer deadline.
West Ham are in involved in “horrible” negotiations to bring Javier Hernandez to Upton Park.
The club have made the Manchester United striker their priority target this summer but the Old Trafford club are forcing our negotiators to “go round in circles” as talks stutter on.
The Hammers upped their original £9 million bid by £3 million yesterday but Manchester United are refusing to budge on the player insisting he’s not for sale.
But the Irons led by Slaven Bilic believe that if he was a real first team contender who would hardly have been an unused sub against Spurs on opening day.
The Irons have been told it may be a different situation if United bring in a couple of strikers but that in the meantime he’s off limits.
ClaretandHugh was told exclusively by a highly placed course: “We are going around in circles with them. They say they won’t sell him but then discuss the offer.
“We intend to keep trying as he’s a big target for us but at he moment we are going around in circles and to be honest, it’s horrible.”