Southampton are battling Inter Milan for Manchester United’s unwanted striker Javier Hernandez, according to reports from The Metro.

The Mexico international looks set to leave Old Trafford this summer after growing frustrated at a lack of game time over the course of the past few seasons.

Louis van Gaal his hinted that ‘Chicharito’ will be given a chance to impress him ahead of the new campaign, but the prolific forward is thought to have already elected to head away from the club as he will be in direct competition with both Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie for a starting berth once again.

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Southampton are thought to have been alerted to the situation and are ready to offer him a fresh chance after losing a host of first-team stars.

The Saints have the cash to pay United’s £15m asking price up front, but they may face a tough task in convincing Hernandez to reject the chance of European football in Milan.

The Central American has an impressive record in English football, netting 27 goals since his 2010 arrival from Chivas Guadalajara.

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