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Bees boss Frank expects players to go

Thomas Frank has admitted that it is unlikely Brentford will keep all their best players over the summer.

There remains speculation over the likes of striker Neal Maupay and defender Ezri Konsa, who have caught the eye this season.

Konsa has been linked with a move to Crystal Palace, while Aston Villa’s former Brentford manager Dean Smith is believed to be keen on Maupay along with Middlesbrough and Huddersfield.

Maupay’s goal in the 3-0 final-day win against Preston was the Frenchman’s 28th of an excellent season and there is sure to be serious interest in him during the summer months.

“I think it’s unlikely that we keep everybody,” said Bees boss Frank, as reported by the Richmond & Twickenham Times.

“I think just looking back to history, and looking at how the market is, I think we have some very good assets that other people are perhaps looking at.

“So we can have that intention [of keeping players], and we’ll try to do that, but I can’t say they will leave, they will not leave.

“I think we can’t, or should not, lose too many [players] because we have a good foundation.

“But overall we want to strengthen the squad every year, we want to make it stronger. That’s the main, main aim.”

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