Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Nottingham Forest have turned down Brentford’s latest offer for Tottenham target Brennan Johnson.

It has been widely reported over the last 48 hours that Tottenham are making progress towards a deal for Johnson.

The Times even reported on Monday that Forest expect the Lilywhites to meet their £50m valuation for the 22-year-old before the transfer deadline but added that Brentford were also eyeing a late move for the Wales international.

It was also widely reported yesterday by several sources that the Bees had made a £40m offer for the forward (talkSPORT).

Brennan Johnson

(Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Brentford’s £43m offer turned down by Forest

Romano has now taken to social media to reveal that the West London club’s latest offer for Johnson was worth £43m plus add-ons and also included a sell-on clause.

However, the journalist claimed that the bid was not enough to convince Forest, who swiftly rejected.

Romano added that Tottenham remain in contact with Forest over a late deal for Johnson.

Spurs Web Opinion

It appears as if Forest are holding firm on their £50m valuation of Johnson. While the asking price is certainly steep for a player who is not yet the finished product, I do expect Tottenham to pay it, given that Postecoglou has seemingly identified the 22-year-old as his top attacking target.

Have something to tell us about this article?

Keep up to date with all the latest Tottenham news and opinion by following SpursWeb’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.