Brentford are ready to make their move to sign Bologna's Aaron Hickey, 90min understands.
The Bees are on the hunt for depth at full-back and have already missed out on the signing of Rasmus Kristensen to Leeds United.
Hickey has remained on Brentford's radar and they have kept a close eye on his development in Serie A, where he scored five goals in 34 starts for Bologna last season.
Arsenal are also interested in the versatile full-back's services but he is understood to be further down their list of priorities this summer.
Thomas Frank's side are gearing up to make their first official bid for the 20-year-old, and they've been handed a boost after new Bologna sporting director Marco Di Vaio admitted the club could sell him for an 'adequate offer'.
"[Hickey] is one of those we could sacrifice, but if we don’t receive adequate offers, he’ll likely stay for another year," Di Vaio said.
"We have a good potential to do well and earn more than 50 points [in Serie A next season]. We must be good at financing new signings and finding new players. If we make the right moves, we’ll be able to replace them and keep all the others."
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However, the Bees haven't given up hope of keeping him and are still trying to convince the Dane to stay in west London.
Source : 90min