Still confirms Gray in talks with Brentford

Hatters boss John Still has confirmed that star striker Andre Gray is in talks with Championship side Brentford.
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Gray, who turned 23 yesterday, was Luton’s leading scorer last term, netting 30 goals to win the Conference golden boot award.

He has been heavily linked with a move away from Kenilworth Road, but it appears his destination could now be Brentford after the Bees won promotion from League One.

Still confirmed to the BBC: “Once the talks have concluded at the other side it will be time for us to talk to Andre.”

Gray has scored 57 times in 111 games since joining Town from Hinckley Uniteed for £30,000 in March 2012, but could be the replacement Brentford manager Mark Warburton was hoping for after losing striker Clayton Donaldson to Birmingham.

He told Bees player: “We’ve done a lot of work to look at replacements [for Donaldson] and be aware of the situation - weeks have been spent on that and I think we’re very, very close to securing a player to come in and play in that position.

“Lots of work has been done by Frank McParland and his team, lots of research, and we are now very, very close.

“Hopefully we can announce that in the next few days and get the player on the plane to Florida with us so they can gel in with the team.”