Striker pursued by QPR and Fulham is on his way to West London – to join Brentford

Brentford are poised to complete the signing of Iran forward Saman Ghoddos.

QPR and Fulham both pursued Ghoddos last year prior to his move from Swedish side Östersunds FK to French club Amiens, who are now set to sell him.

English clubs have continued to show an interest and Ghoddos now looks set to join Brentford as a replacement for Neal Maupay, who has left for Brighton in a £20m deal.

Ghoddos is expected to undergo a medical ahead of a move to Griffin Park.

QPR were frustrated in their attempts to sign him but have been able to bring in strikers in this window, signing Jordan Hugill and Jan Mlakar on loan from West Ham and Brighton respectively.

Their focus now is on trying to agree a deal for Aberdeen’s Scotland defender Scott McKenna.

McKenna has handed in a transfer request in an attempt to force a move south of the border.

The request has been rejected and manager Derek McInnes recently insisted that QPR needed to cough up more money in order to land him.

The R’s had a £3m bid turned down and were also knocked back after submitting a revised offer.

“There was a fresh offer. I don’t know if there was a written offer from Nottingham Forest but there certainly was from QPR on Friday – but clearly it was not enough,” McInnes told the Daily Record last week.

“It was a slight increase and it was structured in a certain way but it was not enough for the club to accept.

“It’s up to the buying club to make my chairman think differently but as it stands Scott will remain with us.”

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