Brentford boss Dean Smith is adamant the club will not sell prized asset Jota unless their valuation is met for the attacking midfielder.

Championship rivals Middlesbrough have already had a £4.5million bid plus add-ons rejected with rumours suggesting Hull City and London rivals Fulham are also interested in the 26-year-old.

The Spaniard returned to the Bees line-up for last weekend’s 0-0 draw with Wolves and played just over an hour at Griffin Park.

And Smith reiterated that Jota will be remain in West London until an acceptable bid has been made.

"There are people courting Jota and we've had two bids that haven't met the valuation of the football club and, until they do, he remains a Brentford footballer," Smith said.

"It doesn't really affect my thinking. I can only control what I can control. I can't control someone putting a bid in and meeting the valuation.

"He's totally committed. I have no doubts about that. He trained well on Thursday and Friday, but looked a bit tired at times on Friday.

"I'm looking forward to Thursday and knowing the squad (I have at my disposal) for the Aston Villa game."

He maybe touted with a move away from Brentford but Smith revealed he has an excellent working relationship with Jota and is hoping he’ll remain a Bees player come Friday.

Smith said: "He's a 26-year-old boy and we've all seen the money available at the top of the Championship and the Premier League.

"He knows (what we can achieve here). I've got a really good relationship with Jota and the players all like him.

"Unfortunately, because he hasn't been scoring the goals there are question marks about him but none in our dressing room."