Brentford keeper Jack Bonham is being strongly linked with a move to Carlisle United - as former No1 Mark Gillespie looks set for Walsall.

The Bees are set to loan out the 23-year-old Bonham, who is behind Dan Bentley and Luke Daniels in the reckoning at the Championship club.

And sources in London say Blues boss Keith Curle is at the front of the queue for the Stevenage-born player.

United are in the market for goalkeepers having lost both of last season's glovemen.

Regular No1 Mark Gillespie turned down a new deal and is tonight reportedly close to a move to the Banks's Stadium.

Sky Sports claim Gillespie has agreed a two-year deal with the League One club.

It is understood Walsall have been tracking Gillespie for some time and now appear his likely destination ahead of other third-tier suitors.

Max Crocombe, meanwhile, was released and has since joined Salford City.

Carlisle have not commented on Bonham or any other potential targets.

The Cumbrians, yet to confirm any summer additions, are believed to be very close to clinching several deals but there remains no indication of exactly when they will be finalised.

Bees boss Dean Smith told "We can't guarantee [Bonham] a spot in the Championship at the moment just as we can't guarantee Dan Bentley or Luke Daniels.

"We'll try and get him games somewhere. We'll try and find a club that can suit us and Jack and he can go and start fulfilling his potential by going to play games."

Bonham has made seven senior appearances for Brentford after joining them from Watford in 2013.

Blues midfielder Mike Jones, meanwhile, has returned for training more than a week before the start of pre-season.

United today showed footage of the 29-year-old undergoing some running drills on the training pitch behind Brunton Park.

Jones missed the last two months of last season with an ankle injury.