Bookies make Aston Villa new favourites for West Ham's Robert Snodgrass, leapfrogging Sheffield Wednesday

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce looks on during the Pre-Season Friendly between AFC Telford United and Aston Villa at New Bucks Head Stadium on July 12, 2017 in Telford, England.

Championship sides Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday are the leading contenders for the West Ham United winger's signature.

Aston Villa are the new favourites to sign West Ham United winger Robert Snodgrass with bookmaker Sky Bet, leapfrogging Sheffield Wednesday.

Villa had been low down the list of likely contenders, but were cut to 6/1 on Wednesday and are now as short as 3/1.

The Villans were already being tipped to add to their winger options before the close of the transfer window before Jack Grealish suffered a kidney injury at the weekend.

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Aston Villa at Craven Cottage on April 17, 2017 in London, England.Aston Villa's Jack Grealish

And Ross McCormack's reportedly imminent loan move to Sunderland could free up funds for Steve Bruce to add to his Villa squad.

Bruce signed Snodgrass for Hull City three years ago, and the winger's form there was enough to tempt West Ham into a £10 million move for the 29-year-old in January.

Snodgrass has struggled to reach past heights at the London Stadium, however, and he was said to be in line for a swift exit, with Newcastle United, Brighton & Hove Albion, Leeds United, Norwich City among the clubs keen (Football London).

Wednesday were also credited with interest in the Scot and were odds-on favourites to sign him at one stage, but have since drifted to 5/1, behind Aston Villa and clear of Middlesbrough (14/1).

Robert Snodgrass of West Ham United heads towards goal during the Premier League match between Hull City and West Ham United at KCOM Stadium on April 1, 2017 in Hull, England.West Ham's Robert Snodgrass

The Owls are close to breaching the Football League's financial fair play regulations, head coach Carlos Carvalhal suggested this week, and are thought to have other priorities this summer.

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