Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller fears a ‘crazy’ offer could see Javier Hernandez leave the club during the January transfer window.
The former Manchester United striker had rediscovered his best form last season after being deemed surplus to requirements by Jose Mourinho’s predecessor Louis van Gaal.
The Mexico international has found goals harder to come by this term and has gone 15 games without adding to his seven-goal haul in all competitions.
Despite his lack of form, Voller insists Chicharito remains pivotal to his club’s ambitions but admitted a big-money offer would likely leave Leverkusen with no option but to sell.
‘We need a working Chicharito to achieve our goals,’ Voller told reporters. ‘It is clear that there are pain thresholds in this crazy transfer market, however. But there is no approach at the moment.’
Following Manchester United’s Boxing Day win over Sunderland, Mourinho admitted he would never have let a player of Hernandez’s ability leave Old Trafford, had he inherited the squad David Moyes was in charge of following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.