Aston Villa striker Scott Hogan will not be made available for transfer during the January transfer window according to the Birmingham Mail.

The 25-year-old Salford born frontman joined Villa from Sky Bet Championship rivals Brentford in January in a deal thought to be worth around £15 million but the player has managed just four goals in 30 appearances for the club.

Rumours recently surfaced that Hogan could be sold by Villa in the upcoming transfer window. Manager Steve Bruce is not expected to make many new additions in January with the club having to remain within Financial Fair Play (FFP) restrictions but the sale of some members of the current Villa squad would free up funds to help bring some fresh faces to Villa Park.

Despite Bruce having to balance the playing budget, it has now been reported that striker Hogan is not for sale and the player will be given more time to rediscover the deadly goalscoring form which saw him net 21 goals in just 36 appearances for former club Brentford.

After failing to make the grade at Rochdale, Hogan dropped into non-league football to launch his career with Woodley Sports before representing FC Halifax Town, Mossley, Stockbridge Park Steels, Ashton United and Hyde. The player returned to the English Football League with former club Rochdale before being snapped up by Brentford after scoring almost a goal every other game in his second spell at Spotland.

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