As the January transfer madness gathers pace, the biggest story right now is the impending move of Scott Hogan from Brentford to West Ham. The Hammers desperately need firepower up front and have been making little secret of their interest in Brentford's top marksman, 24 year old Scott Hogan.
With 14 goals already this season, Hogan has proven he can deliver in the Championship, but may find the Premiership a bigger challenge. Nevertheless, after a serious of failed foreign signings, Bilic and Co are keen to go with a striker who should need very little time to adjust to the speed and physicality of the English game.
With a reported £12 million bid on the table, Brentford held Hogan back from yesterday's cup clash with Martin Allen's Eastleigh. In an effort to muddy the waters, Brentford's boss Dean Smith cited a 'buttock injury' as the reason for his omission from the matchday squad!
Losing Hogan to the Hammers might well prove a pain in the arse for Brentford, but stranded in mid-table in the championship they will surely from the funds to strengthen their squad.
Meanwhile, once Hogan recovers from his buttock injury, the Hammers medical team will want to check out his fitness in terms of a previous serious knee injury that he has experienced.
Our in-house medical expert - Dr Howard Windybottom - thinks Brentford should stop arsing about, take the cash and run!