West Ham have backed out of a deal for Brentford striker Scott Hogan
West Ham were linked with a move for Brentford striker Scott Hogan this week.
However, the Hammers are no longer in for the 24-year-old and Aston Villa are thought to be frontrunners for his signature.
And co-chairman David Sullivan has suggested Slaven Bilic pulled the plug on the deal because he was not convinced by the striker.
Asked about Hogan, Sullivan told talkSPORT: “I cannot speak about specific players because that is tapping up…
"But we have a policy at West Ham where myself, my head of recruitment Tony Henry and our manager sit down and discuss things.
“In a perfect world we all have to agree before we sign anybody and we don’t break that rule very often.
"So you cannot bring in players that the manager doesn’t particularly fancy, particularly in January.
“We have a good manager who gives everyone a chance but if he doesn’t feel he wants somebody, he doesn’t feel he is going to add to the team, then you cannot bring that player in.
"You have to support the manager.”