Sunderland boss Simon Grayson is believed to be weighing up a move for West Ham’s Robert Snodgrass – although the Hammers’ £8m asking price could prove a major stumbling block.

Snodgrass moved to London from Hull in January, but has not been able to replicate the form he showed on Humberside so far.

The Hammers could well cash in on the Scottish international this summer, and Grayson would be keen to link up with the midfielder again, after working with him at Leeds United.

Indeed Grayson is credited as getting the best out of Snodgrass during their time at Elland Road together, before the player moved to Norwich City.