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West Ham United are close to completing a deal to sell striker Javier Hernandez to Turkish side Besiktas for €8.5 million (£7.5 million), according to Goal.

The Mexico international was signed by the Hammers in the summer, with the Premier League club shelling out £16 million to land the forward from Bayer Leverkusen.

While there were some initial positive signs that Hernandez could be the number nine that the West Ham supporters have craved in recent years, Chicharito has struggled to make a lasting impact at the London Stadium.

The appointment of David Moyes as Hammers boss has blocked the Mexican’s path into the first team, with the Scot preferring to play Marko Arnautovic as the furthest man forward.

Goal suggest that the West Ham manager is ready to cut his losses on Hernandez and will use the money from his sale to reinvest in the Irons squad.

The Hammers supporters will surely be frustrated by the news, as the club are making a significant loss on a player that was signed only six months ago.

Hernandez has all the attributes to be a success at West Ham but it appears that Moyes, who froze the Mexican striker out at Manchester United also, is not convinced.

It remains to be seen if the Hammers will sign a replacement for Chicharito if he goes, especially as Andy Carroll is injured and Diafra Sakho looks likely to make an exit also.

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