Rumours further state that the Middlesbrough target, who has also been linked with fellow Championship side Leeds United, is going to sign for Arsenal.
Boro were cruising in the game until a 2nd half red card to defender Daniel Ayala tilted the match in favour of Preston North End.
In the club’s home game against Norwich City later this month, Middlesbrough FC are giving fans the chance to rename the stadium.
In a bid to bolster their attacking department, Boro are ready to splash the cash in the summer transfer window for the Birmingham City striker.
Despite taking a 6th-minute lead courtesy an Ashley Fletcher strike, two late goals from Brentford means Boro are now 12 points adrift of the top two teams in the Championship.
Middlesbrough, who currently sit 5th in the Championship, need a win to maintain pressure on sides above them in the table.
The 20-year-old winger has caught the eye of a number of teams after putting in a string of impressive performances in his debut season for Motherwell.
The Bundesliga outfit are keeping tabs on the English U-19 International who has impressed in the Championship this season.
The former Chelsea midfielder, who has also won the Champions League in his illustrious career, is looking forward to helping push Boro towards promotion to the Premier League.
Multiple claims of the players confronting fans at the Newport game emerged on social media which forced Boro to take action.