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18th Jan, 2017 | 1:58pm

Sky: West Ham given firm answer in pursuit of Premier League goal machine

By Amir Mir

West Ham have had another offer for Hull midfielder Robert Snodgrass turned down, according to a report.

Sky Sports claim in the Wednesday edition of their Transfer Centre blog (12: 14pm) that the London-based club have had a third offer of £6million rejected for the 29-year-old.

The Hammers previously bid £5million for the services of the highly-rated Scotland international, after an initial bid of £3million was rejected, as Slaven Bilic’s look to add more firepower to their squad.

Playmaker Dimitri Payet has asked to leave the club and wants a move back to his former club Marseille.

This would see Bilic require another attacking threat as his side have already struggled in front of goal this season, scoring 26 goals in 21 Premier League games.

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Snodgrass has been in fine form for a relegation threatened Tigers team that is sitting in the bottom three. He has scored seven goals and supplied three assists in 20 league games, with his haul in all competitions amounting to nine from 24 matches and making him something of a midfield goal machine.

Football Insider verdict:

As wantaway playmaker Dimitri Payet looks to fashion a move away from the London Stadium, the Hammers need to add more attacking threat to their side. At the age of, 29, Snodgrass would be a perfect fit. He is entering the peak years of his career and he is performing well at this moment in time. Not only that, the Hammers will not miss Payet’s set-piece ability, if he is sold because Snodgrass is equally as good in that department. Furthermore, the Scotsman would complement the likes of Andy Carroll in the team because Snodgrass can provide the aerial chances for the target-man. However, the price West Ham are offering to Hull is simply not good enough and they must surely, at the very least, double their offer, if they are to land the midfielder. 

In other West Ham transfer news, the club is closing in on a five-year attacker deal worth £18.2million. 

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