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  1. Judging Brentford's summer signings, published at14:20 22 July

    Frank Onyeka and Kristoffer Ajer

    With the Euros over, attention has quickly turned to the new Premier League season and what clubs are doing to strengthen their squads.

    The transfer window is open until 23:00 BST on 31 August.

    Brentford have already signed Frank Onyeka and Kristoffer Ajer- but there could be plenty more business still to be done.

    But how do you rate those recruits, and how do they compare with those brought in by rivals?

    Get involved and judge all the notable Premier League signings so far

  2. Brentford's pre-season in pictures, published at14:48 21 July

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    Premier League newcomers Brentford have kick-started their pre-season campaign with two wins under their belt.

    The Bees have so far beaten AFC Wimbledon 1-0 and followed that up with a 2-0 win over Boreham Wood on Tuesday.

    See how Brentford have been preparing for the 2021-22 season in pictures

  3. Transfer news: Newcastle and Brentford in for Cajuste, published at09:28 20 July

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    Newcastle United and Brentford are looking at Midtjylland's Jens Cajuste, 21, after Rennes' pursuit of the Sweden midfielder came to a standstill. (RMC Sport - in French)

    Get all the day's transfer news in the full gossip column

  4. Brentford's pre-season schedule, published at14:47 16 July

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    Brentford begin their pre-season campaign with a friendly away at AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.

    Here's the Bees' full pre-season schedule as it stands, as Thomas Frank's men prepare for their first-ever season in the Premier League:

    17 July: AFC Wimbledon v Brentford (Plough Lane)

    20 July: Boreham Wood v Brentford (Boreham Wood FC)

    28 July: Manchester United v Brentford (Old Trafford)

    31 July: Brentford v West Ham (Brentford Community Stadium)

    7 August: Brentford v Valencia (Brentford Community Stadium)

    Read more on what to look out for during pre-season

  5. Transfer news: Bees prepare club record bid for Ajer, published at09:10 16 July

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    Premier League newcomers Brentford are preparing a club record £13.5m offer for Celtic's Norway defender Kristoffer Ajer, 23. (Sun)

    Want more transfer news? Read Friday's full gossip column

  6. When does Premier League season start and other key questions , published at12:02 15 July

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    Euro 2020 is over and focus has switched to the new Premier League season.

    Players are back in training, new signings are settling in and clubs begin their pre-season fixtures this week.

    BBC Sport answers some key questions before the 2021-22 campaign gets under way

  7. Man Utd reduce prices for Brentford and Everton friendlies, published at11:44 14 July

    Simon Stone, BBC Sport

    Manchester United have reduced the ticket prices for their Old Trafford pre-season games against Brentford and Everton.

    United were initially charging £30 for an adult ticket, through various categories, including £10 for under-16s.

    However, they have now revised those figures.

    Adult tickets are now available for £20, and all concessions are £10 - apart from under-16s who can go to the games for nothing.

    Any fan who has already bought tickets at the higher costs can either relocate to a premium executive seat free of charge, or have a refund.

    United also say there will be an away allocation for the games.

    They play Brentford on Wednesday, 28 July and Everton on Saturday, 7 August.

  8. Transfer news: Bees interested in Chalobah, published at09:24 13 July

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    Brentford are in competition with West Brom to sign English midfielder Trevoh Chalobah, 22, from Chelsea. French side Lorient are also interested, among others. (Express & Star)

    Read more transfer news in Tuesday's full gossip column

  9. Transfer news: Bees prepare to make bid for Wilson, published at14:36 12 July

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    Premier League newcomers Brentford are preparing to make a £10m bid for Liverpool's 24-year-old Wales forward Harry Wilson. (Sun)

    Read more transfer news in Monday's full gossip column

  10. Reds expect Benfica to return for Wilson, with Bees also interested, published at13:23 25 June

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    Mandeep Sanghera, BBC Sport

    Benfica made an official approach for Liverpool's Harry Wilson but initial talks broke down over the valuation of the forward.

    Having rejected a bid of about £11m for Wilson from Burnley last summer, the Reds would want a fee in excess of that.

    They expect Portuguese club Benfica to return with another attempt to sign the 24-year-old, and there is also interest from Brentford and West Brom.

    Wilson has made only two senior appearances for Liverpool since 2015, starting one EFL Cup game and coming on as a substitute in the FA Cup.

    He spent last season on loan at Championship side Cardiff City and is part of Wales' squad at Euro 2020.

  11. Transfer news: New midfielder for Brentford?, published at08:34 24 June

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    Brentford are close to signing 23-year-old Nigeria midfielder Frank Onyeka from Danish sister club FC Midtjylland. (Sky Sports)

    Want more transfer news? Read Thursday's full gossip column

  12. Transfer news: Championship interest in Marcondes, published at08:47 23 June

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    Brentford's Danish midfielder Emiliano Marcondes, whose contract runs out at the end of this month, is attracting interested from a number of Championship clubs, including Barnsley and Nottingham Forest. (Mail)

    Get more transfer news in Wednesday's full gossip column

  13. When are some of the big games?, published at11:16 16 June

    Having not been in the top flight since 1946-47, Brentford fans can look forward to their team facing some of the country's top sides for the first time in many years.

    Their season opener at home to Arsenal will be their first league game against the Gunners since May 1947.

    The Bees host Premier League champions Manchester City on 28 December, with the return fixture at Etihad Stadium currently scheduled for 9 February.

    Liverpool visit Brentford Community Stadium on the weekend of 25-26 September, while Manchester United will travel to west London on 14 December.

    Brentford go to Tottenham on the weekend of 23-25 April for what will be a repeat of last season's Carabao Cup semi-final, which Spurs won 2-0.

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  14. Brentford face Arsenal in opener, published at09:04 16 June

    Brentford will begin their first season in the Premier League with a home game against Arsenal.

    The Bees, promoted from the Championship via the play-offs in May, will face the Gunners on the weekend of 14-15 August.

    Arsenal finished eighth in the Premier League last season.

    Brentford's full fixture list

    Arsenal's full fixture list

    Get all the reaction to Wednesday's Premier League fixtures announcement

    Premier League fixtures on opening weekend: Brentford v Arsenal, Burnley v Brighton, Chelsea v Crystal Palace, Everton v Southampton, Leicester v Wolves, Manchester United v Leeds, Newcastle v West Ham, Norwich v Liverpool, Tottenham v Manchester City, Watford v Aston Villa