David Moyes won’t allow Javier Hernandez to leave Old Trafford this summer despite strong interest from Valencia to take the striker on loan for the year as a replacement for Tottenham signing Roberto Soldado.
The financially struggling Spanish club were forced to sell Soldado when Spurs met his £26million release clause and are now on the hunt for a forward who can replace him and keep their hopes of Champions League football alive.
They have made initial contact with Chelsea over the possibility of Fernando Torres signing for £25million, an outlay that would be justified in the marketing value the Spanish international would have to the club in a World Cup year as well as his footballing ability, but are yet to hear back from the London club.
A proposed loan move for Hernandez has also been proposed but Manchester United manager has dismissed any possibility of Hernandez being allowed this summer especially as the future of Wayne Rooney remains to be decided.
The England striker has seen severe damage done to his reputation at the Premier League champions this summer following Sir Alex Ferguson’s announcement, which Rooney denies, that he had made a transfer request at the end of last season and the players more recent reaction that he was ‘angry and confused’ by comments made by Moyes.
The former Everton manager was quoted at a preseason press conference suggesting that Rooney would only be deployed should Robin van Persie be injured this season.
The widely reported tension between Rooney and the club has lead the England international to consider his future away from Old Trafford with Chelsea his most likely destination.
Rooney fears that the clubs fans will force him out of the club after a backlash brought on by Ferguson’s comments last season and the growing reputation that he is a troublesome presence at the club.
United travel to Sweden next week for a friendly against AIK in Stockholm and the club are adamant that Rooney will feature, even releasing an image with the player’s no.10 squad number and the caption “BACK: STOCKHOLM 6.8.2013” on Twitter yesterday to remove any doubts over the players place in the squad.
Rooney though is believed to willing to force through a move and Chelsea are preparing a second bid for him next week after their initial £23million offer was rejected.
Moyes throughout has remained steadfast that the player won’t leave with his most recent comments on the situation being, “we are not going to lose him.”