Brentford have had a £10million bid accepted for Peterborough striker Ivan Toney, according to talkSPORT sources, which could be good news for Leeds and Aston Villa.
The two Premier League clubs are both thought to be chasing Bees forward Ollie Watkins, who finished last season as the Championship’s joint-top scorer with 26 goals.
Brentford, who missed out on promotion to the first division with a heartbreaking 2-1 defeat to Fulham in the Championship play-off final, are likely to sell their 24-year-old star as long as the price is right and they find a suitable replacement.
And the process of finding someone to replace Watkins looks close to completion, with Peterborough accepting a £10m bid for League One top goalscorer Toney.
However, the 24-year-old is keeping his options open in the hope of landing a Premier League move.
The Bees’ offer is worth £6.5m up front with the rest of the fee based on performance-related add-ons.
Brentford operate by signing unknown talents like Watkins, locating them with sophisticated data models, before developing them and selling on for huge profit, like they did with Neal Maupay, who joined Brighton for £19m last summer.
Another player who looks set to leave the Bees is Said Benrahma.
Leeds and Villa are among numerous clubs who have been credited with an interest in the Brentford winger, whose performances in the Championship this season have seen him dubbed the ‘Algerian Messi’.
Reports claim they will not accept less than £25m for Benrahma, who notched 17 goals and nine assists in the second tier this season, while they are also looking for a similar fee for Watkins.