Adios Chicharito? Madrid target Hernandez

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Javier HernandezPA PhotosJavier Hernandez could be on his way to Madrid

Manchester United are starting to feel a sense of deja vu with rumours beginning to swirl that Real Madrid are eyeing striker Javier Hernandez.

It's been nearly four years since Madrid swooped into Manchester and took superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to the Bernabeu and, according to the Mirror, Los Blancos may be back to snare the unsettled Hernandez.

The 24-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford with manager Sir Alex Ferguson regarding Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney as his two main attacking weapons.

And with Danny Welbeck, Shinji Kagawa, Ashley Young, Nani and Antonio Valencia all demanding game-time, the Mexico international may just be swayed by Madrid's advances.

Former England international Darren Bent could be close to being offered a career life-line from his misery at Aston Villa with Turkish giant Galatasaray interested in the striker's services.

According to the Sun, Galatasaray, who recently acquired star duo Wesley Sneijder and Didier Drogba, are expected to make a bid for the 29-year-old who has rarely been seen at Villa Park since the arrival of manager Paul Lambert.

And with Villa owner Randy Lerner on a mission to slash the club's wage bill, Bent could soon be on his way to Istanbul.

Finally, West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is set to be offered a new deal with the Hammers, but only on the basis that the club retains its Premier League status.

The Sun claims Allardyce, whose current contract runs out at the end of the season, could be offered a new deal worth up to £2 million should the 58-year-old stave off relegation.

And the Hammers may need all of Allardyce's experience, with West Ham currently 13th in the Premier League, just six-points above the drop-zone.

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