West Ham United have had a £12.5 million offer for striker Scott Hogan rejected by Brentford, according to The Guardian.

The Hammers completed their second new signing of the January transfer window on Friday, with Robert Snodgrass following Jose Fonte to the London Stadium for a fee reportedly in the £10 million region.

Slaven Bilic’s men have been linked with new centre forwards for the entirely of the month, with Hogan’s name repeat redly popping up in the press as a target for West Ham.

However, Brentford appear to be playing hardball over the potential transfer fee, with the Championship outfit not wavering on their reported £15 million valuation of the former Rochdale striker.

With the January window closing on Tuesday night, there is a race against time for Bilic’s charges to add attacking weaponry to the Premier League side’s squad, with Hogan’s future clearly up in the air for the time being.

With Simone Zaza and Jonathan Calleri set to leave the Hammers this month and Diafra Sakho injured, West Ham have an over-reliance on Andy Carroll to get the side goals currently.


  1. Not too disappointed . Rather try again at £10m for Defoe . Very few strikers ever succeed from Championship to Premiership. Need some one though as Carrol will not play every game .

      • Ok , I will add Antonio to the list …… oh dear where is the list … that’s right , nearly forgot ………………….., there isn’t one … must be going nuts !!!!!!!!!

        • Sorry if I was a bit ‘over the top’ Bubbles..
          No harm intended, mat;, especially to a fellow Hammers supporter (we all gotta stick together, eh??)
          All in good jest!!
          If anyone is going ‘nuts’, its yours truly; the heat here in Australia can sometimes go to the head

          BTW- potential breaking news..
          Seems like Slav may have gone a bit cool on signing Scott Hogan from Brentford. I was starting to wonder about the wisdom of this, since “Hoges” looks pretty good; however, I may have worked out (??) why he has changed his mind-soon we will see. I’ve got this funny feeling, that based on his performance against ‘Middlesbro’, Jonathan Calleri may have won Bilic’s admiration and new-found support. I’ve had a bit of a chance to see a bot of Calleri, and I really think that the lad can play. Now that he has scored his first EPL goal, it might do heaps for his self-confidence, and he may start doing the ‘job’!
          What do you think Bubbles? Do you think Calleri is up for ‘EPL level play’? Ironically, with Payet’s departure, Lanzini may become our ‘go to man’- he is still young enough to mature into a world class attacking play-maker, and this may have rubbed off on Calleri, given that they are both Argentinian. Maybe I am the one who is nuts, but sometimes, it only takes a very small twist i fate to allow this to happen.
          In addition, there is talk that West Ham may be interested in luring Traore from ‘Middlesbro’ to London, perhaps next summer. I realize that ‘talk’ is often cheap, bot ‘old Slav’ could do a lot worse than to have Traore on his priority list for next summer, especially if Middlesbro’ get relegated..

          • I am sure that the heat and Fosters is a potent mix . Agree 100% that Lanzinni is the way forward But we need to surround him with intelligent runners . Noble has had his day and is way past his sell by date . Fernandez a much better bet . As for Calleri I have no evidence of him being a natural goal scorer and his first touch is poor . Martinez would be better on our bench than going out on loan . Watch him go next year .

          • You are totally right about the mix of Fosters and the heat!
            I agree that Fernandez and Martinez are very promising players, and with 14 games remaining, I’d like to see Slav give them a bit more playing time!
            Keep your fingers crossed for the WBA, mate!
            Best wishes from Sydney,

  2. “No need to get excited, said the Joker to the Thief”..
    If it costs us 15 million, I think we” still get Hogan by Tuesday evening!

  3. We’ve had 2 players from the Championship,admittedly not at £15m,but Cresswell and Antonio have been major successes.The things that are going for Hogan are that he’s not foreign,he has scored goals,knows what the premiership is about,although he hasn’t played in it and above all he wants to play for West Ham.


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