Borussia Dortmund have appeared to take a leaf out of Brentford's book by publicly warning suitors of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to come up with an offer quickly or miss out on a deal.
Bees head coach Dean Smith, when speaking about Jota's future, warned clubs that if the 'imminent bid' that was coming ahead of their first pre-season friendly against Aldershot didn't materialise then the Spaniard would be playing against Oxford on Wednesday.
By doing this, the west Londoners have made it clear that if a team wants to sign the 26-year-old wing wizard, then they will have to do it quickly, otherwise Jota will be unavailable for transfer closer to the season.
He told the club's official website: "If nobody comes in with this imminent bid, which we were told about, he will be available for the Oxford United game. We have had that chat and he will be happy to do so."
Brentford were furious in January over the Scott Hogan transfer saga and do not want a repeat of that situation and it appears that Dortmund have had the same issues with Aubameyang, who has been linked with Premier League champions Chelsea.
Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said: "We have told Auba: 'If you want to move somewhere, and you have a club willing to meet our demands, then come to us and we'll talk.
"But this will only apply within a certain time window, which is slowly closing. We would clearly need to get a replacement for him, which is difficult to impossible in any event.
"We will wait for a couple more days, but not for much longer. There are no offers on the table for him so far."