Brentford have ruled out a move to sign Sunderland winger Jack Clarke as they believe the Black Cats’ asking price is too high, according to journalist Alan Nixon.


The Bees would like to add a wide man before the window shuts and are firm admirers of Clarke.


Signing Clarke from Sunderland appeals to Brentford, but it is not something the Bees are now looking to do.




Brentford see Clarke as too expensive to sign now and are instead looking at West Ham United’s Said Benrahma.


The news will be a boost to Sunderland, who would be helped by keeping hold of Clarke beyond Thursday’s transfer deadline.



Clarke provided an assist on Saturday as Sunderland beat Stoke City 3-1 in the Championship.


Despite fan unhappiness over the appointment of former Rangers boss Michael Beale, Sunderland remain firmly in the mix to finish in the playoffs.



Sunderland are also in the market for signings of their own before the window closes.