Brentford see contract talks stall with stars, including Harlee Dean and Jake Bidwell

HITC Sport understands Brentford risk losing a number of top stars after contract talks stalled with key performers.

Brentford are struggling to agree deals with a number of their best players with contract talks reaching an impasse, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

The likes of Harlee Dean, Toumani Diagouraga, Alan Judge, James Takowski and Jake Bidwell have been in talks over new deals as Brentford look to keep of their best players.

Dean is in the final year of his contract at Griffin Park, while the other four have just over 18 months left on their current deals.

All five players were linked with moves away from Brentford in the summer after attracting interest from rival clubs following their exploits in helping Brentford reach the Championship play-off semi-finals last season.

From last season's team key quartet Andre Gray, Stuart Dallas, Moses Odubajo and Jonathan Douglas left the club in the summer and Brentford are loath to lose anymore of their key personnel.

However, talks over new contracts for the current players at the club have stalled as they been unable to agree terms.

The news is sure to alert a host of clubs in the Premier League and Championship to the possible availability of the players when the transfer window reopens in January.

Brentford have endured a disappointing start to the season with coach head coach Marinus Dijkhuizen sacked last week after replacing Mark Warburton in the summer.

The Bees have won just two of their opening ten games to leave them out of the drop zone on goal difference and with the club unable to agree new deals with several of their best players it only adds to the current woes at Griffin Park.

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