Hull City’s newly appointed manager, Marcos Silva, has spoken in his first press conference to deny speculation that Robert Snodgrass could leave the Tigers and head to the London Stadium after a reported £3 million bid. Silva said:
“In this moment all I want is to improve my team. I don’t want to lose players, important players of course. I hope [Snodgrass] will continue with us, he’s an important player for us.”
Hull laughed off the offer from the Hammers for the Scottish international and would demand a much higher price as their stand out performer this season.
Italian newspaper Il Messaggero report that an imminent deal for Sofiane Feghouli could see the Hammers net as much as £9 million for the man who they signed on a free transfer only six months ago from Valencia. Roma are said to be in talks over a transfer which would see him initially move on loan and then join permanently in the summer.
The Algerian has just broken into the first team for the first time since his arrival and made his first start of the season in the Premier League against Manchester United before controversially being sent off by Mike Dean.
Despite a host of poor signings in the summer and poor results since then, the Evening Standard claim that the West Ham board retain faith in Slaven Bilic and will not sack him yet, but they are clear that results must improve.
The Irons are struggling in the bottom half of the table and have looked like surprise relegation candidates despite a summer of activity in the transfer market after securing Europa League qualification last season. The pressure is on Bilic, but as a popular figure with the fans at the London Stadium he may have time to save himself yet.
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