Manchester United transfer news: Javier Hernandez nears exit as Liverpool eye move for forward despite revealing Real Madrid video

Hernandez has been filmed sporting the new Real Madrid shirt despite leaving the club at the end of the season

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Javier Hernandez's future appears to lie away from Manchester United after returning to the club from his loan spell with Real Madrid, but conflicting reports suggest that the striker's next move is far from clear.

The  27-year-old spent the 2014/15 season in Spain but was using sparingly by former Real manager Carlo Ancelotti due to Karim Benzema being his preferred striker. Real did have an option to make the move permanent this summer, but the Mexican himself revealed that they had decided not to push on with the deal and that he was once again a United player.

Speaking to Spanish newspaper AS last month, Hernandez said: "Now I'm with Manchester United. Madrid did not activate the option to buy me.


"If Madrid want me next season they will have to fight with other clubs that want me."

However, it has been made perfectly clear that he is no longer wanted at United, despite the exit of on-loan striker Radamel Falcao and the uncertain future surrounding Robin van Persie with just a year remaining on his current contract.

Somewhat surprisingly, a new Real Madrid advert on Spanish TV showed Hernandez modelling the 2015/16 Real shirt alongside the likes of current squad members Keylor Navas, Dani Carvajal and Toni Kroos, fuelling speculation that the Mexican could be on his way back to the Bernabeu.

Hernandez was seen earlier this year at the F1 Canadian Grand Prix

But AS has conflicted that suggestion by claiming Liverpool are ready to launch a move for Hernandez in a bid to continue their relentless recruitment drive this summer. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has already moved to sign Brazil forward Roberto Firmino for a fee that could rise to £29m, but with Fabio Borini, Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli all potentially facing an Anfield exit, Rodgers will need to move to bring in another striker to support Firmino and Daniel Sturridge.

United aren’t keen on strengthening a rival though, and it’s added that they would prefer to sell to a foreign club with both Juventus and Inter Milan believed to be keen to bring him to Serie A.

Hernandez looks set to leave Manchester United

Liverpool have already secured four other new signings along with Firmino after James Milner, Danny Ings, and Adam Bogdan all agreed free transfers to Merseyside while Joe Gomez completed a £3.5m move from Charlton, although the club will need to pay Burnley a compensation fee for Ings given that he is under 24 years of age.