Tottenham are keeping tabs on Javier Hernandez's situation at Manchester United. The Sunday Mirror says Hernandez claimed he needs more playing time, either at United or elsewhere, after starting just two of David Moyes' 11 games in charge at Old Trafford.

Despite splashing out £26million on Roberto Soldado, Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas will look to strengthen his striking options in January.

Villas-Boas started with Jermain Defoe ahead of Soldado against West Ham, but the 31-year-old squandered a great chance before Spurs fell to a shock 3-0 defeat.

Tottenham are aware they would face a battle to convince United to sell Hernandez to a Premier League rival during the season, particularly with the London club currently three points ahead of Moyes' team in the table.

But that won't stop Spurs making an enquiry if the Mexican, nicknamed Chicharito, continues to sit on the bench.

Spanish club Atletico Madrid have also shown an interest in Hernandez.

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