West Ham United's Javier Hernandez watches as Shrewsbury Town goalkeeper Dean Henderson kicks the ball during an FA Cup match in Janaury. Photo: Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

LONDON- West Ham are prepared to listen to offers for Javier Hernandez just six months after they bought him for £16million.

Hernandez, 29, has scored only four times since his summer move from Bayer Leverkusen and has no goals in nine appearances since the end of October.

The former Manchester United striker has failed to command a regular place under new boss David Moyes or his predecessor Slaven Bilic.

He is wanted by LAFC, a new MLS club who have signed his Mexico team-mate Carlos Vela ahead of their inaugural season.

The ambitious Los Angeles team have one space for a "designated player" - a signing outside the confines of the MLS salary cap.

Hernandez’s £130,000-a-week salary may deter interest from many clubs in the Premier League.

West Ham want to generate funds to strengthen defensive midfield and central defence. Diafra Sakho is close to a move to Crystal Palace and Chelsea are considering Andy Carroll.

The Hammers may seek Michy Batshuayi from Chelsea or Liverpool’s Danny Ings on loan.

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