Brentford manager Thomas Frank

Brentford are eyeing a move for Belgian attacker Jonathan Okita before the close of the transfer window, Football Insider understands.

The Championship hopefuls are keen to strengthen their attacking options this month as they look to maintain their push for promotion to the Premier League.

A Brentford source has told Football Insider that the club have now set their sights on a deal for Okita, 23, before the 31 January cut-off.

Brentford have already signed Halil Dervisoglu from Sparta Rotterdam this month.

They are now actively scouring the transfer market for further reinforcements before the transfer window closes.

German-born Okita is the latest forward to emerge on their radar after catching the eye of Brentford scouts while starring for Dutch side NEC Nijmegen this season.

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He would fit the bill for the type of forward the London outfit are looking to bring to Griffin Park this month.

The versatile forward, who can play anywhere across the front line, has scored six goals and provided six assists in 20 games for NEC in the Eerste Divisie this term.

He has a contract at the club that runs until the summer of 2022.

Bees boss Thomas Frank wants to provide cover and competition for the likes of Championship joint top scorer Ollie Watkins, Said Benrahma and Bryan Mbeumo.

Brentford are currently sitting in third spot in the Championship table, just six points off the automatic promotion places.

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