Robert Snodgrass set for West Ham medical before £10m move from Hull

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Robert Snodgrass is set for a medical at West Ham on Friday ahead of his £10m move from Hull City.

The Scotland international will also discuss personal terms but is expected to join Slaven Bilic’s side having rejected interest from Middlesbrough and Burnley. Snodgrass, 29, missed Hull’s EFL Cup semi-final second leg against Manchester United on Thursday due to injury, although that is not expected to stand in the way of him passing the medical.

Aitor Karanka, the Middlesbrough manager, had earlier admitted his side’s chances of signing the player who has scored seven Premier League goals this season were fading despite matching West Ham and Burnley’s offers of £7.5m up front and a potential £2.5m in bonuses.

“You don’t have to have gone to university to understand that,” said Karanka in reference to Hull’s reluctance to sell to a relegation rival. “But he’s a player we like and we’re trying to bring him here.”

The arrival of Snodgrass could finally signify the departure of Dimitri Payet, with Marseille’s latest bid of £25m plus £3m in bonuses having been rejected by West Ham. Reports in France on Thursday suggested the France international has already agreed personal terms on a contract worth £100,000 a week – a £25,000 reduction from his current salary.

West Ham’s move for Brentford striker Scott Hogan has been on hold since Payet informed the club he wanted to return to Marseille for personal reasons, with the Championship side holding out for a fee of £15m for the former Rochdale player. It is expected that will be completed once Payet leaves, with Rochdale due 30% of the fee for the 24-year-old.

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