The Portuguese coach has made securing a new striker his top winter transfer priority following Roberto Soldado’s stuttering start to life in the Premier League.
Jermain Defoe’s future is the subject or doubt, while Emmanuel Adebayor has been frozen out of the first-team after a string of under par performances.
If the Togo international can be shifted – with Besiktas interested – AVB is ready to launch a serious move to save Hernandez from his United exile.
Chicharito has found playing time hard to come by at Old Trafford since a stunning debut season in 2011/12.
Despite being prolific in front of goal when called upon, both Sir Alex Ferguson and David Moyes have used him sparingly, with Robin van Persie firmly established as the main man at the club.
Villas-Boas believes that the 25-year-old Mexican can contribute to his side’s quest to break into the top four, and provide an ideal alternative to Soldado.
Arsenal are also said to be keen, but United are thought to be unwilling to sell until next summer.
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