Brentford ‘monitoring’ situation amid Sunderland transfer tip

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Brentford are reportedly interested in a striker at Sunderland - plus, a loanee has returned to the club from Swansea.

With the January transfer window mere hours away from opening, Premier League clubs - including Brentford - are jostling for position to see who can conduct the best business. Who will the Bees look to bring on board in the winter?

A Scottish striker has reportedly caught the eye of Brentford’s scouting network. Currently at Sunderland, Brentford aren’t the only team interested - Blackburn Rovers, Stoke City, Rangers and Crystal Palace are also reportedly in the race to sign the 26-year-old centre forward.

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Meanwhile, a young talent has had his season long loan deal cut short at Swansea City. Will he have a role to play at Brentford this season, or will he be given another loan elsewhere?

Brentford ‘monitoring’ Ross Stewart

Sunderland’s Ross Stewart is a Brentford target, according to Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie in a post on Twitter. They are not the only club who are thought to be in the race - Blackburn, Stoke, Crystal Palace and Rangers were also named by Downie in his tweet.

Stewart has been making waves in the Championship this season for the Black Cats. He has eight goals and three assists in ten appearances so far - he also missed a significant portion of the campaign due to a hamstring injury.

Fin Stevens returns after Swansea loan cut short

Fin Stevens, who was on a season-long loan at Swansea, has returned to the club after being recalled. Swans manager Russell Martin confirmed the news, according to Planet Swans, saying: “Fin Stevens has been called back by Brentford.”

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He could provide reliable cover for the Bees’ first team, as they are currently lacking defensive options with Kristoffer Ajer and Aaron Hickey still out injured.

Stevens has made just five appearances for Swansea this season. Additionally, he was restricted to substitute appearances, as he made no starts. On top of this, he also failed to score a goal or register an assist - however, being a right back, this is forgivable. His last appearance for Swansea was back in October, where he made a short cameo against Reading in a 3-2 win.

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