Hammers must up offer

West Ham United

West Ham may have to go up to Brentford's full £15million valuation if they are to land striker Scott Hogan.

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.