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​Brentford expected to sign Bologna left-back Hickey this week

Brentford are closing in on the signing of Aaron Hickey from Bologna this week.

According to The Guardian, the Scotland defender will fly to England on Tuesday to undergo a medical.

The Bees are paying a significant fee for the flyer's services, with the transfer fee totalling £18.9 million.

The 20-year-old joined Bologna from Hearts only two years ago, and has impressed in Serie A since then.

Hickey, who is a left-back, played 48 times for the club, starting 34 league games last term.

Arsenal have previously been linked with Hickey.

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