Bees want Balkestein back
Ipswich defender Pim Balkestein could be returning to Brentford with the Bees keen on his services.
Last Updated: 18/03/10 2:56pm
Ipswich defender Pim Balkestein could be returning to Brentford with the League One club keen on his services.
The Dutchman spent six weeks with the League One side at the end of 2009 and could return to Griffin Park after Bees boss Andy Scott made his move.
Tractor Boys manager Roy Keane confirmed he had received an approach from Brentford, but is still to discuss the offer with Balkestein.
Keane has no problems with allowing the 22-year-old to move on and admitted the former Heerenveen man is some way down the Portman Road pecking order.
Keane said: "I haven't spoken to Pim yet. Brentford have only just got in touch.
"It would be a loan deal, but with a view to a permanent move.
"We have good numbers in his position, since Tommy Smith came back from Brentford. Tommy is going nowhere."