Brentford have had another bid rejected for Nottingham Forest midfielder Brennan Johnson, according to The Athletic.
The Bees have been strongly linked with a move for the Wales international this summer, after he impressed on loan in League One for Lincoln City last term.
Johnson scored 13 goals in all competitions, and chipped in with a number of assists as the Imps reached the League One play-off final, losing to Blackpool at Wembley.
Johnson has impressed for Forest since returning to pre-season on Trentside, and grabbed an assist in their opening day defeat at Coventry City.
Forest are still trying to tie the 20-year-old down to a new deal at the City Ground amid interest from elsewhere, with Brentford remaining interested in his signature.
According to The Athletic, Brentford have been unsuccessful in their latest bid for Johnson, but remain interested in luring him to West London.
Forest, who have started the season with three defeats from their first three games, are believed to value Johnson at a price of around £10million.
You can see why a club like Brentford are in for someone like Johnson.
The Bees are always on the lookout for the new, up and coming talent, and Johnson is a player with serious talent and long-term potential.
Forest seem committed to keeping hold of him and building the squad around him, but if Brentford keep on increasing their offer, then it could be hard for the Reds to keep hold of him.