Aston Villa bid for West Ham target Hogan

Brentford’s Scott Hogan celebrates their first goal

HITC Sport understands Villa enter race for West Ham target.

Brentford's Scott Hogan celebrates scoring their second goalBrentford's Scott Hogan celebrates scoring a goal

Aston Villa have made a bid for Brentford striker Scott Hogan as they look to beat a host of Premier League clubs t his signature, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Hogan's future at Brentford has been the subject of intense speculation since the transfer window opened, but he remains at Griffin Park.

West Ham United have been locked in talks with Brentford over a possible deal for the former Rochdale forward, but they have so far been unable to meet Brentford's valuation of Hogan after seeing several bids rejected.

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Villa boss Steve Bruce is in the market for a new striker with Jordan Ayew set for a move to Swansea and doubts surrounding the future of Ross McCormack.

Brentford’s Scott Hogan celebrates their first goalBrentford’s Scott Hogan celebrates another goal

Villa have thrown their hat into the ring for Hogan and are understood to have met Brentford's valuatio and they are trying to persuade the player to make the move to Villa Park.

Hogan has previously said he has no interest in moving to another Championship club as he has his heart set on a switch to the Premier League and he has again reiterated his desire to Brentford after being informed of Villa's offer.

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Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion are both understood to be monitoring Hogan's situation and could make a move for the 24-year-old before Tuesday's transfer deadline.

It remains to be seen if Villa's offer being accepted by Brentford will force West Ham into making a new bid for Hogan.

Brentford's Scott Hogan scores their second goalBrentford's Scott Hogan scores a goal

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