Liverpool are reportedly ready to make a fresh bid for Javier Hernandez amid interest from arch rivals Arsenal, according to a report from The Times.
The 27-year-old Mexican had no other choice but to leave Manchester United last summer after he was shown the door by United boss Louis van Gaal.
But after completing his £7.3million move to Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen, Hernandez commonly known as Chicharito has managed to revitalise his doomed career, scoring 20 goals in all competitions for the German club.
Both Arsenal and Tottenham have had an interest for the former United striker, but according to a report from The Times, Liverpool being long-term admirers, are currently leading the race to land the Mexican hitman.
It is also understood still Hernandez remains one of Jurgen Klopp’s major summer targets, with Daniel Sturridge ravaged by consistent injuries and Christian Benteke yet to find his feet.
Back in his Old Trafford days, Hernandez scored 59 times in 157 appearances for Manchester United.
Arsenal was heavily linked with the former Manchester United striker but according to the rules of FIFA, even if Arsenal somehow managed to sign the striker this month, he would not be able to feature for the Gunners because of the restrictions.
The FIFA regulations allow a player to be registered in maximum three clubs in a season. He will be officially eligible to play for just two clubs and Hermandez has already donned Untied and Leverkusen jersey this season.
That means Arsenal and other top European clubs have a chance to sign him in the summer and if the Mexican hitman can maintain his current form, he will be valued worth 25 million according to some reports. The 28-year-old striker was a bargain buy for Leverkusen at 8 million and the German club may be lured at the end of this season to let him go but Chicharito as Liverpool now a firm favourite to sign him.
Ironically, the Old Trafford misfit was humiliated by United boss Louis van Gaal claiming that the Mexican had only one per cent chance of playing in the United first eleven. This forced him to take the ultimate decision of moving to Bayer Leverkusen and life has never been better for the lethal striker rediscovering his form finally.