West Ham United chief refutes speculation surrounding Javier Hernandez

West Ham United sporting director Husillos has refuted the ongoing speculation linking Javier Hernandez with an exit from the London Stadium. The Mexico international had an underwhelming return to the Premier League last term as he struggled to nail a starting spot and this has associated him with a probable departure from the club.

However, speaking to Marca Claro, Husillos has dismissed the transfer gossip by citing that the player could play an influential role under new boss Manuel Pellegrini next term, he said: “Offers? There surely won’t be any because people know we have him. For the moment, he’s not on the market at all. His [Pellegrini’s] style favours attacking players, because it is to maintain possession, attack, reach the area and create opportunities. The forwards in general are benefited by this type of play.”

The east London outfit have certainly showed their transfer ambition during the ongoing transfer window and they have spent nearly £90m to recruit seven separate players. Despite this, Pellegrini has confirmed that there could be a further business in the coming weeks and it will be interesting to see whether Hernandez is one of those sacrificed to compensate for a new addition.

As things stand, there has not been any concrete approach for the former Manchester United man but reports suggest that the Hammers could accept a package of around £16m to sanction the striker’s departure this summer. West Ham United have not signed any out-of-out striker this summer but they have recruited the likes of Andriy Yarmolenko and Felipe Anderson, who are expected to add the much-needed firepower in the attack front.

West Ham United are currently winding up the final weeks of their pre-season ahead of their Premier League opener at Liverpool. The Hammers have got a testing top-flight schedule this time around with a game against Arsenal also involved before the first international break.