By Wayne Veysey

14th Aug, 2017 | 11:16am

West Ham insider shares real reason why Snodgrass was not in squad for hammering at Man United

By Harry Sykes

Robert Snodgrass was omitted from the West Ham squad for their 4-0 hammering at Manchester United because he is in talks to leave for another club, according to a club insider.

The ExWHU Employee Twitter account, which has established a strong reputation for breaking West Ham stories, claimed on Monday morning that Hammers chiefs are negotiating Snodgrass’ transfer.

The insider explained that manager Slaven Bilic will sign another winger to replace the Scotland international if a deal is agreed.

Bilic claimed on Sunday that Snodgrass had been omitted from the squad for the defeat at Old Trafford due to tactical reasons, despite the unavailability through injury of key attackers Manuel Lanzini and Michail Antonio.

The 29-year-old has struggled to make an impact at the London Stadium since his £10.8million January move from Hull City.

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The 24-times Scotland international did not score in 15 matches for the Hammers after being Hull’s outstanding player in the opening half of the campaign, when he scored seven league goals.

West Ham have made five summer signings, with Pablo Zabaleta, Joe Hart, Arnautovic, Javier Hernandez and Sead Haksabanovic all joining since last season ended.

The London club are also in advanced talks to sign Portugese Euro 2016 winner William Carvalho from Sporting Lisbon.

In other West Ham transfer news, supporters have destroyed this summer signing after his display against Manchester United on Sunday.

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