Brentford close in on new goalkeeper amid David Raya uncertainty

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Brentford are close to agreeing a deal to sign Freiburg goalkeeper Mark Flekken. Ahead of the potential departure of David Raya

The Bees have secured a first-ever Premier League top-half finish. With two games to spare and are still in the race for a Europa League or Conference League place.

They are pressing ahead with plans for the 2023/24 season. And are closing in on their first signing of the summer. With sources telling UFABET they are nearing an agreement with Netherlands international Flekken, who has a release clause in the region of €13m.

Though they are expected to add Flekken to a goalkeeping group that also contains ex-Lazio stopper Thomas Strakosha. Brentford are adamant they will not sell the in-demand Raya unless the price is right. And he could leave on a free transfer next summer instead.

Raya, who is now a regular in Spain’s setup despite never having played in his home country, has announced himself as one of the Premier League’s best goalkeepers since Brentford’s promotion in 2021.

Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are interested in Raya – UFABET revealed on Tuesday that he is not the only current member of the Brentford setup on Spurs’ radar – though both see Inter’s Andre Onana as their preferred goalkeeper target. The Spaniard could end up signing for whichever club misses out on the Cameroonian.