There's been some speculation about the state of Manchester United's strike force now that they've added Arsenal captain Robin van Persie to the ranks. Some of that speculation has involved Chelsea -- someone's looked at our relatively weak forward line alongside United's five-headed striker monster and put two and two together to start a Javier Hernandez transfer rumour.
I suspect this is mostly garbage, and I certainly haven't seen a reputable source claiming that there's anything to it. And it looks like Chicharito's agent agrees:
Incorporating van Persie on the team reinforces the strikeforce. There will be more internal competition and Javier is a professional and he knows he will have to face this situation. We are not looking to leave, unless the club tells us otherwise, a situation we have not received from their side. There is a contract and Javier will look to meet it. Manchester's people are honorable and they have told us nothing to the contrary.
-Source: ESPN Soccernet.
I'm not sure I'd want Hernandez anyway, considering what he's likely to cost. He certainly had a fine season with United two years ago, but he was a little off last year, and we'd probably pay through the nose to take him to Stamford Bridge. I like Chicharito as a pure poacher, but he wouldn't really give us a different look up front -- he is what Fernando Torres is hoping to be minus a little bit of buildup play.
I mean, I guess this is worth paying some attention to, because Chelsea do need a striker with Romelu Lukaku on loan at West Bromwich Albion, but on the whole... enh. Seems like mostly speculation to me.