Brentford's Diagouraga hands in transfer request

Griffin Park entrance, Brentford

HITC Sport understands that the Rangers target has handed in a transfer request at Brentford.

Brentford midfielder Toumani Diagouraga has handed in a written transfer request at the Championship club, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Diagouraga is entering the final 18 months of his contract at Brentford and he is thought to be unhappy with the club’s failure to tie him down to a new improved deal.

The 28-year-old joined Brentford from Peterborough United in 2010 having started his career at Watford and he is currently one of the club’s longest serving players.

Diagouraga has been a target for Scottish giants Rangers during this month's transfer window with Brentford rejecting a bid from Rangers for the Frenchman.

Diagouraga has established himself as one of the best all-round midfielders in the Championship after impressing for Brentford for the last couple of seasons.

A number of other clubs are thought to be monitoring Diagouraga’s situation at Griffin Park and they are sure to be alerted to the fact that the player has handed in a transfer request.

Brentford will be reluctant to lose such a key performer like Diagouraga, but with the player handing in a transfer request they are bracing themselves for more interest in the midfielder before the close of the transfer window.

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