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West Ham hope to finalise £13m switch for ex-Manchester United star Javier Hernandez from Bayer Leverkusen this week

Hammers boss Slaven Bilic reportedly closing in on a deal to bring Mexican frontman to East London

West Ham are reportedly edging closer to finalising a deal for former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez.

Hammers chief Slaven Bilic has been desperately trying to bring in a big name forward all summer.

West Ham are closing in on a deal to sign Javier Hernandez

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West Ham are closing in on a deal to sign Javier Hernandez

The Bayern Leverkusen striker will become the highest-paid player at the Hammers

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The Bayern Leverkusen striker will become the highest-paid player at the Hammers

According to the Daily Mirror, they are ready to meet the £13million release clause in his Bayer Leverkusen contract to land him.


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And as SunSport reported earlier this week, to sweeten the deal they will make him the highest-paid player at the club.

Chelsea have also reportedly entered the race for the 29-year-old hitman but BIlic is confident of getting the deal over the line.

The Mexican international will no doubt feel like he has unfinished business in the Premier League.

Hernandez became a huge fan favourite at Old Trafford but was hardly used as first-choice frontman during his memorable five-year stint with the Red Devils.

West Ham believe that he will be leading their attack at the London Stadium this campaign and plan to hold further talks with his advisers.

Hernandez has unfinished business in the Premier League after his five-year spell at Manchester United

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Hernandez has unfinished business in the Premier League after his five-year spell at Manchester United

Slaven Bilic is on the verge of making Hernandez his third signing of the summer

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Slaven Bilic is on the verge of making Hernandez his third signing of the summer

The Mirror also claim that the potential deal is almost close to being finalised.

However, any expected formal announcement is not expected until the end of the week or at the weekend.

The Hammers have been linked with a number of forwards over the past month.

Javier Hernandez has also reportedly emerged as a target for Chelsea

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Javier Hernandez has also reportedly emerged as a target for Chelsea

West Ham are close to securing him in a £13million deal

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West Ham are close to securing him in a £13million deal

Joe Hart will undergo a West Ham medical tomorrow

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Manchester City outcast Joe Hart has completed his loan move to West Ham

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud and Manchester City ace Kelechi Iheanacho have all been mooted as targets.

But it now looks like that Hernandez will be the man to follow Pablo Zabaleta and Joe Hart through the door in East London.

West Ham signed England goalkeeper hart yesterday on a season-long-loan deal from Manchester City after agreeing a £4.5m fee with Etihad chiefs.