West Ham United’s move for Mexican forward Javier Hernandez is stalling due to the striker demanding a whopping £140,000-a-week to play for the Hammers, according to a report on Sky Sports.
The London club are desperately looking to sign at least one striker in this summer’s transfer window as manager Slaven Bilic looks to bolster his attacking options following a disappointing campaign in front of goal last season.
The Hammers opened talks with Bayer Leverkusen over the possible transfer of Hernandez and the Bundesliga club have been open to the idea of selling the striker but his wage demands are the only thing holding up the deal at the moment.
The former Manchester United striker could be available for as little as £13m this summer and West Ham are keen to beat any other club to his signature.
Hernandez is open to a move back to the Premier League where he made his name as a natural finisher inside the box.
Hernandez has been a steady goalscorer for the German Bundesliga side and has managed to get his name on the scoresheet 39 times in 76 appearances for the club.
The 29-year-old struck 11 times in the league last season and his goalscoring trait is what impresses Bilic as he looks to secure his primary target.
The Hammers are yet to decide what to do about Hernandez’ wage demands but swift action is required as Everton are monitoring the situation.