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Chelsea showing interest in Javier Hernández



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Bundesliga club, Bayer Leverkusen, are looking to offload Javier Hernández, and are ready to listen to offers for the former Manchester United striker.

The 28-year-old striker scored 26 goals for Leverkusen last season in all competitions, but this season he has failed to replicate his goal scoring form. In 15 league matches so far, he has scored only five goals, but most importantly has not found the net in over three months.

He has just 18 months left on his contract, and Bayer are demanding a fee of around €25m for the Mexican striker.

Hernández has always been a great goal poacher, but creativity from outside the box, and link up play with other forwards is not his natural strength. However, modern day top quality strikers are expected to do a lot more than just goal scoring, an issue which is rearing its head with Leverkusen.

Furthermore, reports in Germany are suggesting that the Mexico international has become unpopular in the Bayer camp, with his overall contribution and unfriendly attitude are setting bad examples for his team-mates.

According to reports from TMW, Chelsea are interested in signing the Mexican. Antonio Conte is unconvinced with Michy Batshuayi, who has failed to live up to the expectations at the Bridge. He has been handed only 105 minutes of first team action, and is yet to start a Premier League game under Conte.

The Italian boss is looking to sign an experienced player, who can serve as a good back-up option for Diego Costa. Hernández has a wealth of Premier League experience, and should be a good addition to the Chelsea squad. The Blues are reportedly also interested in signing Swansea City striker, Fernando Llorente, as Conte wants to bolster his attacking department in January.