West Ham United edging ever closer to Hogan deal

West Ham United appear to be closing in on Scott Hogan, with reports suggesting the Premier League club have made a third offer for the player.

Slaven Bilic is determined to land a striker during the January transfer window, but is thought to have accepted defeat in his quest to bring Jermain Defoe back to the capital club. The Hammers hoped to take the former England international for as little as £5million, but Sunderland have resolutely stated that the 34-year-old is not for sale at any price.

The London Stadium club have now turned their attention to Hogan, who is currently plying his trade in the Championship with Brentford. The 24-year-old has scored 14 goals in 26 appearances this term, and has made a huge impact since joining the Griffin Park club from Rochdale in a deal worth £750,000 back in the summer of 2014.

Bilic has already seen two bids for the striker rejected this month, the latter of which was £10million. But Sky Sports now claim a third offer has been tabled, believed to be £12million, and talks are ongoing as the Bees look for closer to £15million. Hogan has just 18 months left on his contract, and Rochdale are entitled to 30-percent of any sale.

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