West Ham United manager David Moyes is keen to cut short Robert Snodgrass’s loan at Aston Villa, according to the Sunday People.
The winger was sent to Villa Park on a temporary deal in the summer after failing to make an impression under former manager Slaven Bilic.
Since moving to the Midlands outfit, the Scotland international has scored five goals and created seven assists in 22 Championship games.
According to the Sunday People, West Ham are struggling to get their player back due to a loan fee that Villa paid in the summer.
The Championship club spent £2m on securing Snodgrass’s signature, and the report claims that the club want that money back in order to end the loan.
It is believed that Moyes is currently unwilling to part with the cash in this window as he focuses on other targets.
The winger did not have a full season at West Ham in the 2016-17 campaign as he joined from Hull City in January.
The 30-year-old did not thrive under Bilic, but there is nothing to say that he will not perform well with Moyes in charge.
Marko Arnautovic drew a blank in the early stages of the season, but in his last eight outings he has netted six goals.
Snodgrass is currently in a positive run of form having found the back of the net three times in as many games.
Even if the winger is unable to seal a return in this window, depending on how the season ends for the Hammers, he should be given an opportunity under Moyes in the 2018-19 campaign.