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 By Tom Marshall

Javier Hernandez not contacted by Chelsea over possible transfer - source

Chelsea have not made contact with Bayer Leverkusen regarding a possible move for Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez, according to an ESPN Mexico source.

ESPN FC sources reported Monday that Jose Mourinho's side was in the hunt for a "proven goal-scorer" and that El Tri international Hernandez was one of several possible targets Chelsea are assessing.

However, the ESPN Mexico source, with close connections to Hernandez's current team Leverkusen, insisted there had been no contact between the the two clubs.

"There hasn't been any communication with any club about Chicharito that hasn't been Bayer 04 [Leverkusen]," said the source, who wished to remain anonymous.

It is unlikely Bayer would even consider letting Hernandez go. The Mexico international, who just signed for Bayer from Manchester United on the last day of the transfer window in August, has quickly settled into life in the Bundesliga.

Hernandez, 27, has nine goals for the club since the start of October and is arguably the hottest striker in Europe at present.

Former Chivas player Hernandez is currently with the Mexico squad preparing for Friday's World Cup qualifier in Estadio Azteca against El Salvador and is honing in on becoming his country's highest-ever goal-scorer.


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