The former Sunderland youngster was hardly given an opportunity on loan at Sheffield United - and then moved to League One rivals Gillingham for nothing.
Sheffield Wednesday were beaten 2-1 by Brentford nine days ago.
The Brentford defender could fill West Bromwich Albion's centre-back void.
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HITC Sport understands Brentford have bid for the League One defender.