Clayton Donaldson - Brentford boss Mark Warburton plans to hold further talks
with striker Donaldson over his future in the next week. The Bees star has smashed 10 goals in 22 games this season, but is entering the final six months of his current deal and is yet to be offered fresh terms. League One rivals Wolves were interested in signing the hotshot in the summer, while Brentford are braced for more interest when the transfer window re-opens after an impressive start to the campaign. However, Warburton wants to keep the 29-year-old at Griffin Park. He said: “We’ve met with his agent several times to see what he’s looking for. Clayton’s one of our older players and he’s a very ambitious guy. He’s got aspirations to play in the Championship, but we want that to be with Brentford. Both parties will talk again before Christmas and see where we are. We didn’t pay a fee for Clayton. He’s provided a great service to the club and has certainly given us value for money. We’re looking to keep him. If Clayton’s enjoying his football and scoring goals he’ll be happy, and if he’s happy he’ll want to stay at Brentford.”
George Saville - Brentford are in talks with Chelsea to extend the loan
spell of midfielder Saville. The Blues youngster has been a big hit since his arrival at Griffin Park in the summer, scoring three goals in 22 games for the Bees. However, Saville is due to return to Stamford Bridge after the trip to Peterborough United on January 1, although he recently told the Chronicle he wants to remain in TW8. Brentford boss Mark Warburton is hopeful of keeping the highly-rated 20-year-old until the end of the season. He said: “It’s about the level of dialogue you have with these clubs, in terms of providing them with DVDs, reports and medical updates. This all displays Brentford in a positive light. The players are developing – they’re not coming here and not featuring. If all parties are happy then fingers crossed we can maintain the players here.”
Kadeem Harris - Brentford boss Mark Warburton is hopeful of keeping Cardiff City winger Harris
until the end of the season.
Ben Nugent - Cardiff City defender Nugent's loan expires in January, but the 20-year-old is expected to return to Wales
after failing to make an impact in west London.
Farid El Alagui - Has rubbished reports linking him with a January move to Partick Thistle
. The SPL side are interested in a loan swoop for the former Falkirk frontman, who is out of contract in the summer. El Alagui has started just once in the league this season, but has managed six goals in 16 games overall. However, the Moroccan marksman insists he's not seeking an escape route and is happy at Griffin Park. He said: "I'm not aware about going on loan in January. I haven't talked to anybody. I'm fully committed to Brentford."
Marcello Trotta - Will hold talks with Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen
before making a decision on his Brentford future. The Italian Under-21 striker has fired four goals in 16 games for the Bees this season, but is due to return to Craven Cottage in January. Brentford manager Mark Warburton is keen to keep the frontman in TW8 and has started negotiations with the Premier League club. However, Trotta will speak to new Craven Cottage chief Meulensteen to see whether he figures in Fulham's plans. He said: “I don’t know what’s happening at the moment. It will be up to Fulham and Brentford. It’s positive that the Fulham manager is giving the younger players an opportunity in the first team. Of course, it makes me think I might have a chance but I’ll have to speak to him and see what he wants to do. But I’m really enjoying my time at Brentford playing regular games. There’s a lot of competition up front but I feel it’s bringing out the best in us.”