Chicharito on Tottenham's radar?

Dean Mouhtaropoulos

Everyone's favorite little pea may be expendable, but Manchester United aren't letting him go cheap.

Tottenham Hotspur seem to have their striker situation sorted with Roberto Soldado as the first choice center forward, Jermain Defoe on the bench and Emmanuel Adebayor still on the books with no potential suitors willing to meet his wage demands. Still, The Mirror (salt mine) thinks that Tottenham Hotspur could go after Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez.

Here's what The Mirror had to say:

United are not pushing out the Mexico international, who has never given them any trouble, but a sizeable bid may see his spell at Old Trafford end. Spurs, chacteristically, would like to drive a hard bargain and land Hernandez for around £7m-£8m, but the asking price is double that and will stay that way.

United don't exactly need Hernandez if they're holding on to both Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck, but he still got his fair share of playing time last season with all of the same players in the team. There are probably going to be occasional opportunities for Chicharito at United, and as long as he's not banished to the reserves, he should keep his Mexico place ahead of the World Cup.

The Mirror story also says that Defoe could be moved on if Hernandez was brought in. That's about the only way this deal makes sense for Defoe, Hernandez or Spurs. This is probably nothing, but who knows what the next five days will bring?

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