Scott Hogan was at training with the Brentford squad on Monday after missing the Bees' last three matches.

The striker has been the subject of intense speculation during the January transfer window and has received phone calls on the eve of the west London club's last two games, forcing him out of the side.

West Ham have been the side heavily linked with Hogan but no bid has been received by the club in the past 24 hours. Watford have also been touted as a possible destination.

Co-director of football Phil Giles vented his frustration about the way Brentford and Hogan have been treated by agents after the 2-1 defeat to Wigan on Saturday and suggested the Bees may set a deadline on when a deal must be reached by otherwise Hogan stays.

“We could (set a deadline) and it's tempting to do that and have a Brentford transfer window. Maybe clubs will look at that. It's disrupting our season,” he said.

“We've got two games before the end of the transfer window. At some point Brentford has to draw a line and say no more of this.

“We're not having our team picked for us by outside influences from this football club. We've got to do what's right for Brentford.”

Scott Hogan

The Brentford squad's normal training week sees them have the day off on a Wednesday before preparing for a Saturday game on Thursday and Friday.

The Bees have an away FA Cup tie at Chelsea this weekend and then return to action on January 31 when they host Aston Villa.

The club only has a week left to bring in any replacement and they do not want to be scratching around in the final hours trying to find a replacement before the end of the window.

Therefore, Brentford would prefer to see an end to this transfer saga by Wednesday so they can turn their attention to their upcoming two matches.

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