Brentford's hopes of signing striker Conor McAleny have been dashed after he committed his future to Everton.
A forward is top of his shopping list, with McAleny, whose spell in TW8 was cut short last season due to a broken leg, among those on his radar.
However, the Griffin Park chief will have to look elsewhere after the forward signed a new three-year-deal with the Premier League club.
"He [Roberto Martinez] told me I was going to be in his plans and that was a big part of why I have signed," said McAleny.
“Hearing that from the manager has definitely given me a boost and confidence for when I go back in with the lads.
"He wants to give young lads a go and that's always going to be an incentive."