West Ham tell Robert Snodgrass he can leave the club

West Ham have told Scotland international Robert Snodgrass that he is surplus to requirements and is free to leave the London club.

The 29-year-old was signed by the Hammers in January for £10 million, but has made only eight starts after moving to the club and failing to score a single goal.

Snodgrass was signed by Slaven Bilic following the shock departure of Dimitri Payet to Marseille.

He was left out of the Hammers' squad for the opening game of the season against Manchester United on Sunday.

The departure of the Scot - on loan or permanently - is reportedly a precursor to the club making a move for £40 million-rated Portuguese midfielder William Carvalho.

Scottish champions Celtic were linked with a move for him last season, but English championship side Aston Villa are the frontrunners in the race to land the midfielder.