Real Madrid table £30m bid for Javier Hernandez
JAVIER HERNANDEZ is a shock £30million target for Real Madrid.
The Spanish giants have put the Manchester United striker top of their wanted list.
But boss Alex Ferguson is desperate to keep the 23-year-old Mexican at Old Trafford.
United want him to sign a new five-year deal, tripling his wages from £25,000 to £75,000.
But Real would be prepared to double that again and pay a transfer fee which represents five times what United bought the striker for when they took him from Chivas for £6m just 18 months ago.
Real boss Jose Mourinho could make his move in the January transfer window but believes his best chance of getting the player will come next summer.
Fergie will hope that, unlike Cristiano Ronaldo, Hernandez does not have his heart set on the Bernabeu.
The Little Pea scored 20 goals in an amazing debut season for United as he struck up a great understanding with Wayne Rooney in the second half of the campaign.
That brought a record 19th title to Old Trafford and Hernandez followed that with more glory for Mexico in this summer's Gold Cup.
United yesterday secured the future of another of their young stars when midfielder Tom Cleverley, 22, signed a new four-year deal.
Ferguson said: "Tom is one of the brightest prospects in the English game with a fine future ahead of him."
ANDRE MARRINER will referee Saturday's Anfield showdown between Liverpool and United.
The last time he handled the two deadly rivals Marriner incensed Ferguson by sending off defender Nemanja Vidic in 2009.
Usually players from Mexico and South America love to play for Real Madrid. Maybe the style of Spanish game suited them. Mexican speaks Spanish that would be another factor to join Real Madrid. Hernandez could may be the next legend for Real Madrid like Hugo Sanchez. However I believed that the Little Pea will stay. I did not think he had the heart for Real like Ronaldo. He once mentioned he love to stay as long he could United the club that bring out the best from him. All the fame he had right now came from the guidance of Sir Alex. But he wanted to leave than Sir Alex maybe desperate to keep him.