Chelsea are looking to make a move for Manchester United's goal poaching machine, Mexican international Javier Hernandez. 

It emerged on Friday that Chelsea officials have been weighing up a move for United's hit man, as they look to take advantage of the mass amounts of top strikers competing for places with the arrival of Robin Van Persie from Arsenal.

The United board were quick to dismiss the move however and have rejected an official enquiry from the European Champions. Chelsea will now await the reaction from the 24-year-old forward to decide on their next actions.

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich still feels that Chelsea need more strength in depth up front in the form of a natural goalscorer. With Van Persie joining the frame at Old Trafford, there will be limited chances for Hernandez who struggled to get many starts last season. 

Abramovich wants a good squad striker to call on in case of injuries, or to turn a game. Hernandez is seen as the perfect option. He is the type of striker that will get a goal out of nothing, a real old-fashioned goal poacher who will guarantee you goals.

With United not willing to listen to offers for the man they call 'Chico', it will now be down to the player whether he decides it will be a better option to move clubs or stay and fight for his place.

Hernandez has a very impressive scoring record for both club and country. Since 2010 he has scored 23 goals for United in 55 matches. For Mexico he has been even more prolific scoring 25 goals in just 38 matches, an incredible record.

Chelsea will now ponder their options.