Nottingham Forest have rejected another bid from Brentford for Brennan Johnson.
The Telegraph claims that an offer was submitted in the region of £10 million and it was rejected straight away.
Brentford tried desperately to get Johnson during the summer.
They made three bids, all of which were lower than the £10 million recently made and the 20-year-old stuck with Forest.
He has grown as a player this season. Johnson has scored five goals and registered four assists, featuring in all 23 Championship games.
Yesterday, it emerged from the Daily Mail that Tottenham, Newcastle and Everton were all kee on adding the Forest man to their ranks.
In that article, the valuation was thought to be £20 million, with the Reds not overly desperate to do any business.
Johnson spent last season on loan with Lincoln. There, he helped the Imps reach the League One play-off final, scoring 13 goals and registering 14 assists.
Steve Cooper has made the Forest academy graduate an integral part of his team.
Since he joined the club, Johnson has started every game and right now, he’s clearly enjoying his football.
Forest are on the cusp of the play-offs at the moment and losing Johnson in January would be seriously detrimental.
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A bid of £10 million would be lucky to get Johnson’s right foot on current form.
At the moment, he is scoring goals and registering assists, much to the delight of the Forest faithful.
For any Championship club, £20 million would prove tricky to turn down but £10 million won’t see Brentford win the race.
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Premier League clubs will think they can hold second-tier outfits to ransom but Forest won’t be accepting £10 million.
They’re in no real need to sell and the club will still hope Johnson will commit his future to the club in the coming months.