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West Ham make improved transfer bid for Hull's Robert Snodgrass - Sky sources

Robert Snodgrass of Hull City celebrates
Image: West Ham have made a new offer to Hull City for Robert Snodgrass

West Ham have made an improved bid of £5m for Hull City midfielder Robert Snodgrass, according to Sky sources.

The Hammers had initially made a bid of £3m for the Scotland international, but this was rejected by Hull on Friday. 

Snodgrass, who is under contract until 2018, has been a key performer for Hull this season despite the club's troubles, but in December turned down the chance to commit his long-term future to the club. 

HULL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10:  Robert Snodgrass of Hull City celebrates as he scores the first goal from a penalty during the Premier League match between H
Image: Snodgrass is out of contract in the summer

New Tigers manager Marco Silva started the Scot in the club's EFL Cup semi-final first leg against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday. 

Hull sit bottom of the Premier League having won only three games this campaign and are without a win in the division for nine fixtures. 

New Hull City manager Marco Silva during the press conference at the University of Hull Training Ground
Image: New Hull boss Marco Silva started Snodgrass against Manchester United on Tuesday night

Hull next face Bournemouth in a crucial clash at the KCOM on Saturday.  

As well as Snodgrass, West Ham are in the hunt for at least one striker having had a £6m bid for Sunderland's Jermain Defoe rejected, as well as a trio of bids for Brentford's Scott Hogan all short of the £15m asking price.

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The Hammers are also interested in taking Chelsea forward Michy Batshuayi on loan.