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Brentford diary: Bees beat Brighton to striker plus lead Aston Villa and Leeds in Watkins chase as Jota saga continues

The week that was in TW8 as we round up developments regarding the Newcastle and West Ham target plus everything else

Brentford have made their fourth summer signing and are in the hunt for a fifth after a productive week in France at their training camp.

Neal Maupay completed his move to west London after the Bees held off late interest from Brighton.

However, there was sad news as club legend and voice of Griffin Park Peter Gilham announced that he had prostate cancer.

GetWestLondon appreciates that the working week is long and news can slip through the cracks so have, therefore, produced a handy round-up.

You can get further information by clicking on the links in the text.

Relive the week that was at Griffin Park.

Monday

Sergi Canos returned on transfer deadline day(Image: West London News)

It was a bad start to the week as Peter Gilham confirmed he had prostate cancer. GetWestLondon wishes him all the best in his recovery.

Sergi Canos has been bulking up in order to battle the rigours of the Championship this season.

Ryan Woods missed the end of last season with injury but he is fully fit and raring to go.

Dean Smith spoke highly of the young Bees that featured for the first team against Aldershot.

Tuesday

The flag showing support to Peter Gilham

News broke that Brentford were eyeing up French youth international Neal Maupay.

Woods was just as excited by the form of the Brentford B players and knows it will provide a tough test for him.

Dean Smith also outlined what he wanted from a striker with the Bees eyeing up three of four frontmen.

Ollie Watkins appears to be another one of those the west Londoners are interested in with Brentford set to make the first move.

Bees fans showed their class as they rallied round Peter Gilham to design a flag to show their support.

Wednesday

Brentford supporters are just as important as the squad if the Bees are to win promotion, admitted one midfield ace.

We looked at why Brentford would be a better destination than Leeds, Aston Villa or Bristol City for Ollie Watkins.

In our latest fan column, our fan in the know looked at the state of the transfer market and what Brentford have been doing.

Thursday

Former Bee Shaleum Logan looked back on his Griffin Park exit.

Florian Jozefzoon discussed his battle for a spot in Brentford's midfield.

Sergi Canos assessed his pre-season campaign so far and his first for Brentford.

Friday

Neal Maupay has joined Brentford from Saint-Etienne(Image: Brentford FC)

Brentford sealed their third summer signing as Neal Maupay joined the club.

The Bees were also lifted as the club had yet to receive any offers for alleged Sunderland target Ryan Woods.

Saturday

Jota was missing once again as Brentford drew 1-1 with Lausanne-Sport.

Sunday

Jota modelling the new home kit(Image: Brentford FC)

Dean Smith outlined Brentford's stance over Jota; one that our reporter agrees with.

Neal Maupay told Brentford fans what they can expect from him.

The Bees head coach also weighed up how his squad was shaping up after their training camp.

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