Arsenal and Liverpool have been boosted in the chase for Bayer Leverkusen star Javier Hernandez, according to reports from the Daily Star.
Hernandez has been heavily linked with a move away from the BayArena in recent weeks, with the Mexico international in sensational form for the Bundesliga club this term.
Last summer, ‘Chicharito’ was seen as surplus to requirements by Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, and was subsequently sold for just £7.3million to Bayer.
But since his move, the 27-year-old has scored 22 goals in just 29 games, alerting the likes of the Reds and the Gunners in regards to a move back to England.
And now Bayer chief executive Michael Schade has claimed that the club will consider selling the striker if they receive a big offer from interested parties.
“As of today, we don’t want to sell any player, we want to keep the team together and improve,” Schade said to the Rheinische Post.
“But we are a commercial company and there are thresholds. If such exorbitant bids come in, we will examine them and see what they bring us.
“In the case of Son [Heung-min, who left for Tottenham], ultimately the benefits of English money has helped us.
“I can say that for us Kevin Kampl and Hernandez as a package are more important than a single player. If we manage it the same with each transfer, we are strengthening the quality of our squad.”
Schade is however reluctant to let Hernandez leave, and is hoping to secure Champions League football next season to convince him to remain in Germany.
“Hernandez has never said that he wants to leave. He feels comfortable because he knows he is appreciated,” he added.
“If we reach the Champions League we have a very good chance of keeping him at the club.”