West Ham United striker Javier Hernandez is unlikely to leave the London Stadium this summer, according to Claret and Hugh.
Real Valladolid were reported by Football Insider on Monday to be plotting a bid for Hernandez, with club president Ronaldo being expected to help fund a move for the Mexican.
The reliable club source put an end to that suggestion, claiming that Manuel Pellegrini would most likely reject any offer for Hernandez, with there not being enough time to find a replacement in the transfer window with less than three weeks remaining.
The 31-year-old started 14 Premier League games for West Ham last season, scoring seven goals in the process.
With the latest reports from Claret and Hugh suggesting that Pellegrini is happy with his current squad, it comes as no surprise that the Chilean would be likely to reject any more bids for his players. With Gianluca Di Marzio reporting that Pedro Obiang will join Sassuolo before the end of the week, the Spaniard’s departure is surely set to be the last departure at the London Stadium. Hernandez could definitely thrive with the arrival of Sebastien Haller, with the Frenchman’s physicality surely set to benefit. The Mexican is known for his poaching instincts, averaging 1.8 shots per game as well as 1.5 key passes according to WhoScored, which only highlights the fact that the forward could set up chances for Haller as well as peel off his man to get on to flicks on or balls through, especially with the new Hammers’ frontman winning an average of 6.9 aerial battles per game [WhoScored]. Pellegrini will be looking to cement his squad early so that the Hammers can go into their final pre-season games with a fully prepared squad in preparation for the Premier League opener against Manchester City.