Brentford are closing in on signing Freiburg striker Kevin Schade on a six-month loan.
Bees manager Thomas Frank is still keen to bolster his ranks and the move could be announced as early as Wednesday.
It is understood that the transfer will become permanent if certain clauses of the 21-year-old’s deal are met.
Germany Under-21 international Schade can fill a variety of attacking roles and will support Ivan Toney.
As the knee injury Tony suffered at West Ham on December 30 has been ruled “insignificant”the striker’s short-term future remains uncertain as he has been accused by the FA of 262 violations of betting rules.
Schade made his first-team debut for Freiburg in August 2021 and has scored four goals in 21 appearances for the Bundesliga outfit.
Brentford are ninth in the Premier League table after beating Liverpool 3-1 at the Community Stadium on Monday.