Despite reports that they were cooling on the move, with concerns over the striker’s previous knee injury, the Hammers made a second bid for his services on Monday night with an offer thought to be in the region of £12m.
Brentford have turned that down and are holding out for their full valuation of £15m in the knowledge that the Hammers are increasingly desperate for reinforcements.
Hogan has 18 months left on his present deal so this is the last chance the Bees will get to sell at, what many would consider, an over inflated price for a player with no Premier League experience.
Rangers boss Graeme Murty faces a selection headache ahead of this weekend's Old Firm clash.
Chris Millar hopes St Johnstone get the benefit of Scotland's premier sporting facility when they travel to Kilmarnock on Wednesday night.