Javier Hernandez

West Ham & Bayer Leverkusen haggling over Javier Hernandez fee

West Ham close in on Javier Hernandez

West Ham’s summer business is slowly moving into gear and there looks to be plenty for Hammers fans to get excited about.

Joe Hart has officially signed on loan from Manchester City, joining former team mate Pablo Zabaleta who had arrived on a free transfer.

Marko Arnautovic is expected to sign from Stoke and Bild detail today how Javier Hernandez – Mexico’s all-time top goal scorer – is close to signing from Bayer Leverkusen.

Chicharito to sign “in a matter of days”

On Wednesday, Sky Sports reported that West Ham‘s move for Chicharito was “a matter of days” away.

In Bild today we learn that personal terms have been agreed between the Bayer Leverkusen striker and West Ham.

Now all that’s left to agree is a fee between the Hammers and Bayer Leverkusen.

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West Ham offer 16 million euros

West Ham’s initial offer for the former Manchester United striker is 16 million euros. Leverkusen are holding out for 20 million euros.

Complicating Bayer Leverkusen’s negotiating position is the fact that Javier Hernandez is out of contract at the Bundesliga club in just one season’s time.

So in one year’s time, Chicharito could leave for free.

Javier Hernandez wants to leave Bayer Leverkusen after a poor season last time out.

Javier Hernandez’s 1st PL game will be at Manchester United

In 54 Bundesliga matches, Javier Hernandez scored 28 times for Leverkusen.

If he joins West Ham, which now seems very likely, Chicharito’s first Premier League game for the Hammers will be at Old Trafford against former side Manchester United.

Generally, West Ham fans seem very excited about signing the Mexican striker which is a reflection of two things.

One, how well Hernandez has done in his career, scoring goals wherever he has been.

Two, just how poor West Ham were going forwards last season.

Related: West Ham finally set to land forward target from Premier League rivals.