David Gold has hinted West Ham are failing in their bid to sign Scott Hogan but has suggested the Hammers won't be giving up until the clock strikes 11pm on January 31.

The east Londoners have been openly courting the Brentford striker all through the January transfer window but have had three offers rejected by the Bees, who are holding out for £15million for their leading talent.

Hogan has not played for the west Londoners since January 2 and has twice received phone calls the night before games telling him a bid is imminent.

NO bid has been forthcoming though and Phil Giles blew his top after Saturday's 2-1 defeat to Wigan about the situation.

Hammers fan Stephen Field asked the chairman on Twitter: "how can you sign a defender and a midfielder albeit brilliant and not sign Scott Hogan absolutely mad"

In response, Gold replied: "You can't always get what you want but then again it's not over until the fat lady sings. dg”

Hogan and Brentford are in action in the FA Cup this weekend when they take on Premier League leaders. The Hammers after their humiliating 5-0 home defeat to Manchester City have a weekend off.

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