Premier League sides Watford and West Ham United are interested in signing striker Scott Hogan from Brentford but are yet to make a formal offer, according to the Daily Mail.

A move to the Premier League would mark an incredible rise to the top for Hogan, who was playing non-league football up until 2013.

The 24-year-old has had an impressive campaign up to now, scoring 14 goals in his 25 appearances for the Bees.

Championship outfit Reading, who are chasing promotion under manager Jaap Stam, are also keen on adding the former Rochdale man to their ranks.

The Royals had an opening bid of £7 million rejected last week, with Brentford reportedly holding out for close to double that amount.

Walter Mazzari’s side have struggled for goals this season, scoring just 23 times in their 20 matches, so far, leaving them seven points clear of the relegation zone, in 14th place.

Midfielder Etienne Capoue is their top scorer with five goals and adding another striker to the side would help ease the burden on captain Troy Deeney.

Slaven Bilic’s West Ham, meanwhile, are just one place above the Hornets, with only goal difference separating the two sides, despite having scored the same number of goals as Mazzari’s men.

The Hammers are keen to add more firepower to their ranks following summer signings Simone Zaza’s and Jonathan Calleri’s failure to make an impact for the London side.

They have been unable to recapture the form which saw them narrowly miss out on a Champions League spot last season, increasing the pressure on their Croatian manager.

Brentford manager Dean Smith will be reluctant to let go of his star forward, who is the Championship’s third-highest goalscorer.

 

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