Premier League side West Ham United are reportedly open to selling off Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez in the winter transfer window. The Mexican star joined the Hammers during the summer in a £16 million move from Bayer Leverkusen.

There are reports that Major League Soccer side Los Angeles FC are interested in the striker and it seems West Ham would accede to the request for the right fees. Chicharito netted twice in the 3-2 win over Southampton in the first half of the season but the former Manchester United forward has struggled to add more, netting just two more times.

David Moyes now prefers to play wide with Michail Antonio and Marko Arnautovic leading the attack. Chicharito is famed for being a goal poacher but so far the team seems not to be setup to favour him. In the international scene, the 29-year old has scored 49 goals in 99 games for Mexico to become the highest goalscorer in history.

Hernandez might be open to the move as a poor second half of the season might hamper his chances of playing in the forthcoming World Cup. Los Angeles FC are set to play in their first season in the MLS despite being formed years back. The city has a huge Mexican community so having a player like Hernandez would be huge financially and football-wise.

With Andy Carroll shaking off transfer rumours and Diafra Sakho set to leave the club, nothing is sure. If Sakho exits, Hernandez might stay the second half but if Sakho remains until the end of the season, LA FC might have their target. There were rumours that they would sign him last summer but Chicharito ended up in the Premier League. Maybe its high time.