Nottingham Forest reject club record £40m bid for forward

Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis
Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis. Photo by Shutterstock.

Nottingham Forest have rejected a club record offer worth up to £40million from Brentford for Brennan Johnson.

The bid was reportedly setup with a guaranteed fee of £35million and with instalments and incentives then taking the total offer to £40million.

The Telegraph reports that Brentford returned with the improved offer for the Wales international after having seen a £30million bid turned down last month.

Forest instantly turned down the improved offer as well, as it is still short of their £50million valuation for the forward.

Brentford manager Thomas Frank is keen to bring in Johnson this summer, as they seek a replacement for Ivan Toney, who is serving an eight-month suspension for breaking the Football Association’s betting rules.