Sky sources understand that Brentford are lining up a move for Sporting Kansas City striker Dom Dwyer.
The 24-year-old, who began his youth career at Norwich City, has attracted attention from England after hitting 14 MLS goals so far this season.
Brentford were understood to be chasing Tours striker Andy Delort, but reports have since suggested that he is set to join Championship rivals Charlton and their attentions now appear to have turned to Dwyer.
Dwyer scored the winner as Kansas City won the MLS Cup final last November and he is now just four goals away from equalling the club’s record tally in a single season.
The English-born striker was also selected for the annual MLS all-star game against Bayern Munich.
Ahead of their first season back in the Championship for 21 years, the Bees have already boosted their attacking options this summer with the arrivals of Scott Hogan from Rochdale and Andre Gray from Luton Town.
They have also spent a reported £1million to bring Moses Odubajo from Leyton Orient, while Alan Judge, Marcos Tebar, Daniel O'Shaughnessy and Alex Pritchard have also joined Mark Warburton’s side.