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Hammers close to Hernandez deal

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West Ham are close to completing the signing of former Manchester United forward Javier Hernandez, according to reports from the BBC.

The Bayer Leverkusen forward is set to leave the Bundesliga this summer after two seasons with the German outfit, and is now close to a return to the Premier League with the Hammers after a long ongoing transfer saga.

Slaven Bilic had identified Hernandez as his top transfer target after having missed out on Olivier Giroud earlier this summer, however the move was in doubt due to the Mexico internationals wage demands, which were thought to have exceeded £140,000 per week.

However, the club are now confident of signing the former Red Devils forward, 29, and although no fee has been finalised, it is believed that it be somewhere in the region of £13 million.

‘Chicharito’ has scored 39 times in 76 appearances for Leverkusen since moving to the club permanently back in 2015 for a fee of £7.3 million.

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