Tottenham trying to sign Javier Hernandez

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Hernandez a target for Spurs
Hernandez a target for Spurs

Tottenham have made Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez one of their top transfer targets, as they look to bolster their forward line before the end of this month.

Spurs are trying to off-load high earning striker Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado, with the lack of striking back-up for lead forward Harry Kane a major concern for boss Mauricio Pochettino as he turns to one of United's back-up forwards.

Aston Villa failed to agree a deal to sign Adebayor last week, but the veteran striker has not even been given a squad number in by Tottenham for this season and is unlikely to play for the club again.

Meanwhile, Spurs are struggling to agree a deal for Soldado with a couple of Spanish clubs, as they look to recoup a chunk of the £26m they paid to sign the Spanish forward in the summer of 2013.

A move for Hernandez may make sense for all parties, even though United boss Louis van Gaal has insisted he wants to give the player who goes by the nick-name of Chicharito a chance to impress this season.

Yet that position may change if Van Gaal adds to his attacking options by finalising a deal for Barcelona attacking star Pedro in the final weeks of the transfer window.