Halil Dervisoglu most likely to leave Brentford before transfer window shuts

Brentford boss Thomas Frank believes striker Halil Dervisoglu will potentially be on his way out of the club before the end of the transfer window.

Dervisoglu has barely featured under Frank this season having spent the last campaign on loan at Galatasaray, and has sparked the interest of a number of other clubs, with Hull City leading the race.

"The big balance is to have a strong squad, but don't have too many," Frank said before the Tuesday's match with Crystal Palace. "It's difficult for them to see minutes coming their way so that's the balance we need to find.

"It could be that Halil goes out, but it could also be that he stays. I think everything is in the air. He could stay here or things can happen. But let's see."

Frank also revealed he has not ruled out adding to his squad before the transfer window shuts but says he is "not desperate" for reinforcements.

Frank, who landed five new players this summer, leads the Brentford to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace on Tuesday night after a solid start to their second top-flight campaign.

"I am happy with our squad, I think we have done good business in this transfer window and I think we are covered in any positions," said Frank.

"Maybe Phil (Giles, director of football) will have a small present for me, I don't know. We are in the market and we are looking but we are not desperate at all."

Frank may be boosted by the return of defender Kristoffer Ajer for the short trip to Selhurst Park, after the Norwegian recovered from hamstring surgery in the close season.

But Frank is still without Ethan Pinnock (knee), Sergi Canos (hamstring) and Pontus Jansson (foot injury).

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