Sevilla make late move for Mexico international

Sevilla FC
Javier Hernandez

Reports claim Sevilla have opened talks with West Ham as they look to complete a deal for Javier Hernandez before Monday’s deadline.

It has been a busy summer for Los Rojiblancos following the appointment of Julen Lopetegui with 13 new arrivals at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, while 17 have departed.

Last season’s top scorer Wissam Ben Yedder was one of those to head out of the exit door, agreeing a 40.6million euros switch to Monaco.

Luuk de Jong has arrived from PSV with Moanes Dabour also coming in from Red Bull Salzburg but Lopetegui isn’t satisfied just yet.

Hernandez has emerged as a late target for the La Liga outfit ahead of Monday’s deadline for transfers in Spain.

He hit nine goals in 33 games across all competitions during his only previous spell in Spain when he spent the 2014-15 campaign on-loan with Real Madrid.

The Mexico international has only started one of West Ham’s four Premier League games this term, making two appearances in total.

Manuel Pellegrini hinted that he would be available for interested parties over the summer as he looks to free up some more cash.

Chicharito has just 10 months remaining on his current deal so it makes sense to move him on rather than lose him for free at a later date.