West Ham United have rejected an offer from Valencia for Javier Hernandez, according to a report.
Los Che are in desperate need of a striker after allowing Michy Batshuayi return to Chelsea earlier this month and seeing the likes of Rodrigo and Kevin Gameiro struggle for goals.
Having scouted the market over the winter break, officials at the Spanish club indicated Mexican forward Hernandez as a potential option.
And, reports in England and in particular – The Daily Mail claim that a loan bid was rejected on Tuesday evening.
Hernandez has spent the last 18 months at West Ham after signing from Bayer Leverkusen but has failed to find regular football.
However, the potential sale of Marko Arnautovic to China has stopped a potential exit.
The 30-year-old has scored 12 goals in 42 league appearances for the Hammers.
On Tuesday evening, Marcelino’s Valencia had some work to do as they hosted Segunda side Sporting Gijon at Mestalla.
A 2-1 win for the Segunda side last week saw the pressure firmly on the shoulders of the Valencia players, especially in front of an expectant and frustrated home crowd.
Sporting kept Los Che at bay until the second half when Santi Mina struck just after the hour mark.
The lively forward would then give the home side some breathing space as he struck again ten minutes later and the brace would prove vital in seeing Valencia qualify for the next round.
The impressive Segunda side saw their misery further extend as Ferran Torres scored in stoppage time to put gloss on Valencia’s home performance.