New Hull City manager Marco Silva has admitted he does not want to lose Robert Snodgrass, who is being chased by West Ham United.
The Hammers had a bid of £3m for Snodgrass recently rejected by the Tigers, but are reported to have increased their offer to £5m and are hoping to be successful.
Silva used Snodgrass in Tuesday night's EFL Cup semi-final first leg against Manchester United at Old Trafford, a game Hull lost 2-0.
And the Portuguese tactician, who is hoping to make additions to his squad at Hull this month, admitted after the match he does not want to see Snodgrass leave.
Asked whether Snodgrass could leave, Silva replied: "I hope not.
"We need to improve our squad."
Snodgrass played all 90 minutes for the Tigers at Old Trafford.
Hull currently sit rock bottom of the Premier League with just 13 points from 20 games and Silva faces a huge task to keep the Tigers in the top flight, which would surely be made harder by losing Snodgrass.
West Ham meanwhile have risen to 13th place after a poor start to the campaign.