Nathaniel Clyne
Clyne has been in excellent form for Southampton this seasonReuters

Manchester United are reportedly looking to offer their striker Javier Hernandez in a player plus clash deal for Southampton right-back Nathaniel Clyne.

Red Devils manager Louis van Gaal has been forced to play Antonio Valencia in the right-back position after being dissatisfied with Rafael's performances this season.

As a result, the Red Devils are in the hunt for a new right-back as Van Gaal looks to strengthen his backline this summer.

Although United have been linked to a number of right-back's, it is believed that they are interested in Southampton's Clyne, who has been in terrific form this season, forming a formidable partnership with left-back Ryan Bertrand at Southampton.

Last summer, the Red Devils were able to prize away Luke Shaw from the Saint Mary's for a reported £30 million, and they are reportedly again trying to convince the Saints to part with Clyne.

Chelsea are also believed to be interested in the England right-back, but United are confident that they can make better offer for the 23-year-old by including Hernandez in the deal.

Last summer, Saints boss Ronald Koeman had made an enquiry about Hernendez's availability just before he moved to Real Madrid on a season-long loan.

It is believed that the Dutchman is still interested in the Mexican striker and according to the Daily Mirror, United are ready to offer him a sizeable transfer fee in exchange for Clyne.

Southampton are reportedly determined to keep him at the Saint Mary's at all costs, but they may be willing to reconsider as the 23-year-old has made it clear that he wants to leave, refusing to sign a new £45,000-a-week deal

The England right-back also recently stated that his aim is to play in the Champions League and win lots of trophies.

Hernandez, who will most probably be willing to move to Southampton, especially after their form in the Premier League this season, could also prove to be a good signing for Koeman especially now that Graziano Pelle's goal scoring form seems to have dried up.

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