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Hernandez admits interest over Inter move

ESPN staff
July 31, 2014
Easy road ahead for Man United?

Manchester United's Javier Hernandez says he would be interested in following Nemanja Vidic out of Old Trafford to Inter Milan.

The striker has been linked with Inter all summer with Vidic advising his new club earlier this week to make a move for his former team-mate ahead of their pre-season penalty shootout defeat to United in America.

Javier Hernandez has featured as a substitute during Manchester United's pre-season tour of America © Getty Images

"I'm aware of Inter's interest and it pleases me because they are a big club," Hernandez told Il Corriere dello Sport. "But I'm still at Manchester United and I don't want to talk about other clubs."

That may change if he feels he is no longer wanted by United and their new manager Louis van Gaal, although Inter are not the only club awaiting developments in Manchester.

The striker is also a target for Atletico Madrid, whose manager Diego Simeone recently said "anything is possible" in his pursuit of the striker.

"There are other clubs interested and I find it flattering, but at the moment, I belong to United and it would be disrespectful to talk about other clubs," Hernandez added.

"I don't know what will happen when we get back from our tour of the USA. I'm a professional and I wouldn't say no to a transfer, but I can't say any more than that at the moment. Only God knows what might happen, all I can do is train and work hard, like I've always done.

"I like Italian football - it's competitive and there are some big clubs, top players and it's undoubtedly one of the best [leagues] in the world. I've always liked it. I started watching it when I was a young boy and I have always been interested in what happens there."

Hernandez only started six Premier League games under David Moyes last season and has been used as a substitute by Van Gaal on United's pre-season tour. Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck have been Van Gaal's preferred strikers so far, while Robin van Persie is expected to feature prominently when he returns.

Wilfried Zaha, who is keen to impress the new manager, and Nani have also been used as attackers so far.

Hernandez added: "There is competition here and I will continue to work hard as I always do."

Van Gaal, when asked in Washington if he would consider letting Hernandez go, replied: "That I cannot answer because he is a player of Manchester United at this moment."

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