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Hernandez can fill the shoes of Mandzukic, feels SimeoneReuters

Mexican targetman Javier Hernandez could well be extending his stay at Madrid, as he has attracted interest from Real Madrid rivals Atletico Madrid, and a move for the Manchester United man to the Vicente Calderon this summer looks highly possible.

According to Fox Sports, Diego Simeone, the coach of Atletico Madrid, has identified Chicharito as a possible replacement for Mario Mandzukic, who has signed for Italian giants Juventus, for a four-year deal, that is believed to involve a fee of £13.6m.

Hernandez, 27, spent his entire 2014-15 season at loan with Spanish heavyweights Real, as he clocked up a total of 35 appearances, and scored and assisted nine times each. 

He was however relegated to the bench most of the season, and was mostly used as a second half substitute.

The Mexican forward termed the spell at the Santiago Bernabeu as "massively frustrating", as he got very few opportunities to perform under former Real manager Carlo Ancelotti.

His moment at Real came in the vital stages of the UEFA Champions League 2014-15, where Hernandez scored a decisive goal against Atletico, in the quarter finals, that saw Ancelotti's side go through to the semi finals.

"The goal against Atletico was a relief because it was a difficult year with very few opportunities," Chicharito was quoted as saying by Spanish sports daily AS.

"It was a release. I had to warm the bench a lot. My time in Madrid was massively frustrating because I did not feel important."

The Mexican, who has two Premier League titles to his credit, also doesn't look to feature as such in Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal's plan. It is believed that Chicharito's departure to Spain last season has been owing to the fact that he was not a part of the Dutchman's regular first team plans.

Chicharito, a CONCACAF Gold Cup winner with Mexico in 2011, arrived at Old Trafford in July 2010, for a fee believed to be around £4.2m. So far, he has scored 59 times for the Red Devils, and has appeared in a total of 154 games, winning the Premier League and the FA Community Shield twice each.

If Atletico need to snap up the player this summer, they have to bid something in the range of £7m, which is Chicharito's current market price.

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