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Real Madrid can sign Javier Hernandez from United for €10 million - report

Real Madrid can secure the permanent signature of Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez from Manchester United for €10 million, according to AS.

Hernandez, 26, is currently on a season-long loan at Real, with the Liga club reportedly having paid €2.5m for the agreement and then a further €3m as a contribution toward his wages.

The Mexico international, having struggled for appearances this season, was the side's hero on Wednesday night when he scored the winning goal against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League quarterfinal second leg.

Hernandez's contribution has renewed speculation over where his future lies, and AS quotes the striker has having told his representatives "you can't say no" when an approach is made by Real.

He also told RNE on Thursday: "One of my goals is to continue working with Madrid. You have to live in the present. I do not know what can happen from here until a month from now."

"Football changes very quickly, lots of things are talked about, and now other things. I am very good, very happy, and very confident. I have lots of short-term goals. I hope to continue to help out."

Hernandez has scored four Liga goals in 17 appearances, two of which have been starts, this season, amid competition for places for the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.

With Benzema currently sidelined with a knee problem, Hernandez looks likely to feature in Madrid's upcoming games -- although the striker is expected to return to the bench once the France international regains fitness.

On Thursday, Thierry Henry criticised Hernandez for his celebration after his last-gasp winner against Atletico.


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