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11 August 2017 National Sport


Last Updated: 11/08/17 8:24pm

Harlee Dean has lost the captaincy at Brentford while his future is being decided

Harlee Dean has lost the captaincy at Brentford while his future is being decided

Sheffield Wednesday are interested in Brentford centre-back Harlee Dean, according to Sky sources.

The 26-year-old is into the final year of his contract and the Bees would be willing to sell him for a fee of £2m plus add-ons.

Hull and Leeds United have previously shown an interest in the former Southampton trainee, who had a spell on loan with the west London club before joining on a permanent deal in May 2012.

Dean has held talks with Brentford over a new contract but is waiting to see whether a move materialises before making a decision.

Bees boss Dean Smith revealed earlier in the week that he had named midfielder Nico Yennaris as his new captain because of the doubts over Dean’s future at Griffin Park.

Smith said: “I had a chat with Harlee when we started pre-season. At the moment he’s in a bit of limbo with contract negotiations.

Nico Yennaris (R) is captaining Brentford in the meantime

Nico Yennaris (R) is captaining Brentford in the meantime

Nico Yennaris (R) is captaining Brentford in the meantime

“With that going on it’s right that someone else carries the armband. He’s behind that and accepts that well.

“We’ve had no bids from anybody. His representatives have been in talks with the football club but I’m sure his representatives are also pitching him round to other clubs as well.

“He’s fully committed to the cause and I’ve got a great relationship with Harlee.”


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