By Harry Sykes
Abel Hernandez has been offered a new Hull contract that will make him the club’s top earner, according to a report.
The Sun claim the Premier League club want to tie him to a new deal before the January transfer window amid interest from West Brom, Napoli and Fiorentina.
It is said that £10million-rated Hernandez had also been a target for Aston Villa but blew his chances of a move after demanding a contract worth £100,000-a-week.
Hernandez’s situation is regarded as a priority by Hull because his contract expires next summer.
The Villa Park club’s summer bid came after the 26-year-old declared that he wouldn’t hesitate over a move to the Midlands club, even though a move would see the former Palermo striker drop a division.
The forward was Hull’s top goalscorer last term, with his 22 strikes in 45 matches in all competitions crucial to the club earning promotion via the play-offs.
Hernandez joined Hull from Italian side Palermo in 2014 for a club-record fee of £10million, but the Uruguayan subsequently struggled in Premier League as they were relegated into the second-tier in the 2014-15 season.
Hernandez has started six of the Tigers’ seven league matches this season, scoring one goal, as manager Mike Phelan has steered the team to an against-the-odds series of results.
The Uruguay international has global pedigree as he scored for his country at this summer’s Copa America and has scored 11 goals in 27 matches for his country.
In other Aston Villa transfer news, Lazio manager Filippo Inzaghi has confirmed that Ravel Morrison is on the transfer list.