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West Ham closing in on London raid at long last

West Ham fans in the Transfer Tavern have ordered a new round to celebrate, after hearing their side has hit a breakthrough in the quest to sign a necessary new name.

The Daily Mail indicate the saga concerning Brentford striker Scott Hogan is coming to an end, with the Hammers reportedly agreeing a £9m front fee for the striker and now discussing the additional clauses of a potential transfer.

Slaven Bilic’s side desperately need reinforcements in attack for the second-half of the season and it seems Hogan quickly became the Irons’ priority this month, with the 24-year-old netting 14 goals in the Championship so far this season.

Hogan was absent for Brentford’s 2-1 defeat to Newcastle United at the weekend ahead of a potential transfer and the deal is ticking closer to completion- but Bilic is still eyeing further deals this month.

An enquiry is believed to have been made to Southampton about Shane Long and the club are awaiting to see if Jermaine Defoe will ask to leave Sunderland before making another approach, whilst they’ve also seen a move for Hull City winger Robert Snodgrass turned down.

Our landlord has urged the Hammers to focus on a deal for Hogan before they eye any further additions, as he feels this striker is the most important target.

West Ham fans, can Hogan fire you to safety? Let us know in the comments below!

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