Manchester United and Southampton are preparing a shock swap-deal which will see Javier Hernandez in exchange for Luke Shaw, Daily Mail reports.
The Saints have lost Rickie Lambert in a £4million move to Liverpool and with Tottenham Hotspur also circling over Jay Rodriguez, Southampton are in need of new strikers.
Man United’s Hernandez found regular playing time hard to come by at Old Trafford and could be used to sweeten the deal in their chase for Saints left-back Luke Shaw.
Hernandez is the target of many top European sides, with Inter Milan and Valencia both interested in his goal-scoring services.
Meanwhile Liverpool’s chase for Southampton’s Adam Lallana was given a boost with the English midfielder expressing his desire to join the Anfield club, but the Saints are waiting on a £30million offer from the Reds.
Liverpool’s attempt in offering £25million plus add-ons was considered unacceptable by the Saint Mary’s side.
But it is understood the Reds are close to completing a £16.5million deal for Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno in the next few days.