Speculation is still strong in Spain today that Javier Hernandez will leave West Ham for the right price. Valencia continue to be interested in the Mexican striker, who is believed to be open to a move away from east London.

That price is believed to be 12 million euros according to the Spanish reports today. West Ham have refused to allow Hernandez to leave on loan and would only sanction a permanent deal. Whilst reluctant to do so, it would move a significant amount of wages out of the club that could be reimbursed more effectively.

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Valencia had only wanted to strike a loan deal for the Mexican but their hand may be forced into a permanent deal if they are serious about the signing. The club are insistent on signing a forward this window with Michy Batshuayi seemingly set to cut short his loan spell with the club.

ElDesmarque went on to say that the Marko Arnautovic situation has left West Ham reluctant to sell Hernandez, as it could leave them very short if the Austrian’s proposed China move comes off.

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Hernandez has missed a significant chunk of this season already through injury and has made it no secret that he has been open to leaving West Ham in the past.

Now, with him and his partner expecting their first child, a move to a Spanish-speaking nation with the promise of a starting XI place may be too good an offer for him to refuse.

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Pellegrini would be unhappy to lose a player who possesses the level of talent that Hernandez does. The Mexican has shown his quality this season, especially when playing with another striker such as Arnautovic or Antonio.

But with the opportunity to shift his huge wages off the books and recuperate some of the outlay for this original transfer, West Ham may well be tempted to sanction a deal.

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