The Mexican international heads Villa boss Paul Lambert's wish list along with Manchester City's Joleon Lescott and Tottenham's Lewis Holtby.

Owner Randy Lerner is ready to splash some cash again after two years of belt-tightening and the striker nicknamed Chicharito is lined-up to head a Villa Park revolution.

Lambert is setting his sights high as he's hoping to convince Lerner that they now have to be in the market for a better class of player.

Hernandez is surplus to requirements at Old Trafford but there is likely to be a lot of interest in the 25-year-old.

Villa can expect stiff competition with the likes of Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan and Tottenham also monitoring the £12m-rated striker.

United won't stand in Hernandez's way. Although he scored 20 goals in his debut season four years ago, he has become a fringe player and is desperate for regular football.

Lambert also has his eye on former England defender Lescott and Holtby.