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Chelsea have made a cheeky attempt to give Manchester United a taste of their own medicine according to ESPN, who report that the Blues have made an enquiry about Javier Hernandez. The Mexicanâ€™s place in the starting line-up at Old Trafford has come under serious threat following Robin van Persieâ€™s arrival and the Blues look to take advantage of that situation by trying to entice him with first-team football, but the Red Devils have rejected the approach with lightning speed.
The Mexican was hailed as one of the buys of recent years after he scored an amazing 20 goals in his first season in English football after moving from Mexico. His pace on the turn, movement within the box and eye for goal has drawn comparisons with United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. But he now faces up to the harsh reality of being the clubâ€™s 4th choice striker, behind Wayne Rooney, Van Persie and Danny Welbeck.Chelseaâ€™s need for another striker is well-documented as manager Roberto Di Matteo has only Fernando Torres to work with ever since Didier Drogba left for China. Torres has shown some promising signs so far, but he cannot be expected to shoulder the entire goal burden. The Blues have also tacked Wiganâ€™s Victor Moses, but they need a proven goal-poacher and Chicharito offers exactly what the doctor ordered.
But Sir Alex Ferguson isnâ€™t about to let go of his Mexican hotshot that easily as the veteran manager continues to drool over the prospect of having four top-quality strikers at his disposal. And, although the Scot just plucked his rivalâ€™s best player, he has never been keen on selling his top players to his title rivals, thus Chelsea might have to look elsewhere for their striking needs.
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