Brentford have rejected West Ham’s £10 million bid for Scott Hogan.
Hogan qualifies to play for Ireland, but has yet to declare for Martin O’Neill’s side.
The striker has been in superb form, bagging 14 goals in 26 appearances so far this season.
Brentford value the 24 year old at £15m, and Watford have also made an enquiry about Hogan. German high fliers Red Bull Leipzig are also interested in the forward.
The Championship club signed the striker for just £750,000 from Rochdale in 2014, but Hogan’s progress was halted by an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
However, on his return last season, he scored seven goals in seven games, earning himself a nomination for the April 2016 Championship Player of the Month award in the process.
West Ham are also interested in signing their former striker Jermain Defoe, and have already had a bid for the 35 year old rejected.
However, the Hammers may decide to invest in a younger attacker, and the Irons’ boss Slaven Bilic praised Hogan’s talent and finishing ability.
“He’s a good player. I watched him a few times.
“He is very sharp, quick – a good finisher, doing it in Championship,” he said.
“He’s young and a good prospect.”