Brentford manager Mark Warburton admits Marcello Trotta's future is out of his hands.
The Fulham frontman scored 13 goals in 40 games during a successful season-long loan spell with the Bees as they won promotion to the Championship.
Warburton wants to sign Trotta on a permanent basis, but the Italian under-21 international still has 12 months remaining on his contract at Craven Cottage.
Trotta, who is being chased by clubs in England and abroad, is waiting to discover whether he figures in Fulham's plans for the forthcoming campaign.
"Marcello is a Fulham player," said Warburton. "They are in our division now, so I don't know what they have planned for him.
"If he doesn't figure in their plans then it would be great to talk to him. He enjoyed his time at Brentford."
Warburton also wants to re-sign Alan Judge from Blackburn and Chelsea's George Saville.