Sport 11.1.2017 03:49 pm

Hernandez scotches transfer talk

AFP/File / Patrik Stollarz<br />Javier Hernandez will headline Mexico's 23-man squad named to compete in next month's Copa America Centenario

AFP/File / Patrik Stollarz
Javier Hernandez will headline Mexico's 23-man squad named to compete in next month's Copa America Centenario

Struggling Bayer Leverkusen striker Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez has scotched reports of a transfer move.

According to media reports the club are ready to sell the former Manchester United star who has lost his scoring touch. But the Mexican international said no move was on the cards.

“Jonas Boldt and Rudi Voeller (Leverkusen’s team manager and sports director respectively) have said nothing to me about other clubs,” he told magazine Kicker at Leverkusen’s Orlando training camp.

“The only things I have heard are rumours.

“No one has tried to contact me or my agent. I am happy here.

“My only interest is to stay here at Bayer Leverkusen.”

Media reports said Leverkusen want to sell him either this month or at the end of the season, and magazine Sport Bild claimed Bayer want 25 million euros ($26.3m) for him.

He last scored at the start of October and must rediscover his goal-scoring form when the Bundesliga resumes on January 20 with Leverkusen to face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League’s last 16.

The former United and Real Madrid star netted 26 goals in 43 games for Leverkusen last season, his first after leaving United.

But so far this season, he has managed just seven goals in all competitions.

“I am relaxed. The goals will come sooner or later,” he said.

Would you like to place a soccer bet? Click here to get started in 3 easy steps.

To comment you need to be signed in to Facebook. Please do not comment by saying anything prejudiced.
We reserve the right to remove offensive comments.

results

Chiefs 1-0 Wits
Sundows 2-2 Highlands
Arrows 2-1 Pirates

fixtures

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Bidvest Wits 30 60
2 Sundowns 30 57
3 Cape Town City 30 55
4 Kaizer Chiefs 30 50
5 SuperSport United 30 48
6 Polokwane City 30 43
7 Maritzburg Utd 30 38
8 Arrows 30 38
9 Platinum Stars 30 37
10 Ajax Cape Town 30 36
11 Orlando Pirates 30 33
12 Bloemfontein Celtic 30 29
13 Chippa United 30 28
14 Free State Stars 30 28
15 Baroka FC 30 28
16 Highlands Park 30 27

poll