Valencia are ready to launch an ambitious £40m move to land Javier Hernandez from Bayer Leverkusen, Spanish outlet AS reports.
The Mexican striker has shone in the Bundesliga since leaving Manchester United in 2015, having spent the previous year on-loan at Real Madrid, and new Valencia owner Peter Lim has promised Cesare Prandelli January signings before he took over from Pako Ayestaran.
Having netted 26 goals in all competitions last season, Hernandez has begun this campaign in similar form as his tally already stands at five goals from five games.
Valencia, who have endured a poor start to the season and currently sit third-bottom after seven La Liga matches, are keen to sign Hernandez to fill the void left by Paco Alcacer, who sealed a move to Barcelona in the summer.
Under new boss Prandelli, Valencia have started to pick up some form after winning back-to-back matches against Leganes and Alaves, before an unsurprising defeat to Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid before the international break.