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West Ham still looking to sign Scott Hogan from Brentford

Scott Hogan celebrates during the Sky Bet Championship match against Fulham at Griffin Park
Image: West Ham are still hoping to sign Scott Hogan from Brentford

West Ham have not given up on signing Brentford forward Scott Hogan, according to Sky sources.

Sources close to the 24-year-old believe the deal is hinging on the situation with wantaway Hammers midfielder Dimitri Payet.

West Ham have agreed to pay £9m up-front for Hogan, who has 18 months left on his contract at the Sky Bet Championship club.

Scott Hogan gets away from Alex Baptiste
Image: Hogan has scored 21 goals in 35 appearances for Brentford since joining from Rochdale

Brentford value Hogan at £15m and want a further £6m structured into the deal, but West Ham have so far only offered £3m in additional payments.

Bees boss Dean Smith accepts Hogan will leave the club if the club's valuation is met before Deadline Day.

"We would let any of our players go anywhere for the right money, because everybody has a value at any club," Smith said.

Marseille name Payet price
Marseille name Payet price

Marseille have told West Ham they will not pay more than £25m to sign Dimitri Payet

"We've had offers from different clubs for Scott Hogan and all of them have not met the valuation.

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"We keep our business strictly private. We'll say no to people if we don't think the value is met and then it's up to them to come up with a deal that does meet ours."

Sky sources understand West Ham have had three bids for the former Rochdale forward turned down.

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Hogan has enjoyed a prolific campaign in front of goal and has netted 14 goals in 26 matches for Brentford.

He has not featured for Brentford since January 2 due to a combination of injury and West Ham's interest.

The Hammers have made one signing so far during the January transfer window, securing the services of defender Jose Fonte from Southampton for £8m.

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