Marco Silva says he is unsure whether Robert Snodgrass will be staying at Hull City amid reports West Ham have tabled an improved bid for the Scotland international.
Snodgrass was not in the Tigers’ squad for their 2-0 defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, where Diego Costa and Gary Cahill scored for the home side.
Hull boss Silva insisted Snodgrass is carrying an injury but admitted he was not sure whether the player is likely to be sold – or whether a new offer for him has been made.
Asked at his post-match press conference if he believes Snodgrass will stay, Silva said: “I don’t know. I hope so because we need him. He’s an important player and I don’t want him to leave.
“I hope the player will continue with us. He was not available for this game and, about the proposal (reported bid from West Ham), I know nothing new about this.”
Silva said a knee problem meant Snodgrass was unable to play at the Bridge, where Chelsea’s win moved them eight points clear at the top of the table.
“He had some problems before with his knee and it is a small problem now. It’s nothing special,” Silva said.