BRENTFORD are watching Sunderland hitman Ross Stewart in case they need a replacement for Ivan Toney.
The Bees have made checks on the Scotsman, 26, since he returned from injury.
Stewart has hit eight goals in just ten games this season and has failed to agree a new contract with the Black Cats.
Sunderland’s offer of around £10,000 a week is three times Stewart’s current wages but less than a Premier League deal.
Brentford are waiting on scan results after Toney was carted off with a knee injury in Friday’s 2-0 win at West Ham, while the striker is also facing a possible ban for allegedly breaking FA betting rules.
Toney scored in the win over their London rivals, stabbing home in the first half.
However, his night ended in the second 45 after landing awkwardly on his knee.
Buzzing Bees boss Thomas Frank is in high spirits over Toney’s injury, though.
After the London Stadium clash, Frank said: “Hopefully it’s good.
“I don’t exactly know how he will be for the Liverpool game in three days’ time.
“It’s unlikely that he would come off unless it is something.
“It could be a little worse.
“It’s never a good sign but we don’t know enough yet.”