The Spanish club are eager to change their goal-shy attack due to the struggles of Kevin Gameiro and Michy Batshuayi, with the latter set to return to Chelsea after an unsatisfactory loan move.
Valencia’s financial situation means they would favour a similar temporary move for Hernandez, but that is seen as the main obstacle to any deal.
It is understood the striker wants to return to Spain after an enjoyable time there with Real Madrid in 2014-15, and there is a feeling from the Mestalla that West Ham might be willing to do a deal.
While Hernandez has played in the majority of matches this season, he hasn’t been able to deliver, and another style of forward might favour manager Manuel Pellegrini’s approach.
West Ham’s squad is relatively light, though, and any move may be dependent on the London club bringing a forward in, in which case a loan may not serve their purposes.
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