BRENTFORD are set to lose two parts of their BMW strikeforce after losing the play-off final to rivals Fulham.
Ollie Watkins is wanted by a host to top-flight clubs, including Crystal Palace, Aston Villa, Leeds and Sheffield United.
It has been suggested the 24-year-old is available for £18million due to a clause in his contract – though Bees sources insist this is not the case.
Meanwhile £20m-rated team-mate Said Benrahma is understood to be interesting Villa and West Ham.
The duo and fellow strike partner Brian Mbeumo hit a combined 57 league goals this term.
Regarding his star players’ futures, boss Thomas Frank said he has no idea how this summer will play out.
TOMORROW A MYSTERY
After Tuesday night’s Championship play-off defeat to Fulham, Frank said: “Nobody knows what will happen tomorrow.
“I just know one thing and we will have a very, very strong side going into the Championship for next season.”
Meanwhile, Jack Grealish is set to be offered a bumper pay rise to £100,000 a week to tempt him to turn down Manchester United.
Aston Villa are demanding at least £80million for their talismanic midfielder, who netted on the final day of the season to complete the club’s great escape from relegation.
Brentford missed out on Premier League promotion at the expense of Fulham on Tuesday
Billionaire owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens have no intention of losing their skipper this summer.
And tying Grealish, currently on £70,000 a week, to a lucrative new five-year contract will show they mean business.
The Villans are also are considering a summer swoop for Liverpool striker Divock Origi.
By: Tom Barclay
Title: Aston Villa leading £38m double transfer raid on Brentford for Ollie Watkins and Said Benrahma after failed promotion
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/12326415/aston-villa-transfer-watkins-benrahma-brentford/
Published Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 06:43:04 +0000