​Mexico striker Javier Hernandez could be set to leave Bayer Leverkusen sooner rather than later, as he looks to negotiate a move to MLS. 


​ESPN report that the forward is keen to link up with Los Angeles FC, the American league's newest team who will begin playing competitive football in 2018. 

Coincidentally, that is the same year that Hernandez's current deal with Leverkusen expires and the Mexico international is looking to agree terms with the newly established club so that he can make a swift transition from Germany to America at the end of his contract. 


However, Leverkusen themselves are understood to be against the idea of him leaving for free and would rather see the man nicknamed 'Chicharito' leave this summer, so that they can cash in one of the Bundesliga's top strikers. 


Hernandez has been in prolific form ever since he moved to the BayArena and has followed up his impressive tally of 26 goals last season, by scoring 12 times so far in the current campaign. 

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Unsurprisingly, his impressive record over the last few years has seen Chicharito linked with a move back to the Premier League, with leaders Chelsea thought to be one of the clubs interested in signing him. 


However, despite only being 28 years old, the Mexican could reject a return to England and snub interest from a number of top European clubs by sealing a move to Los Angeles FC. 


ESPN suggest that Hernandez has been offered $9m-a-year to play for the club which would make him MLS' highest paid player and a though he appears to be at the peak of his game, a move closer to home may appeal to the forward who is currently Mexico's second highest goalscorer with 45 goals in just 88 appearances.