SOUTHEND United will receive an initial £1.1million from Brentford for goalkeeper Daniel Bentley, Echosport understands.

The talented shot-stopper left Roots Hall to join the Championship club at the end of last season.

And a transfer tribunal has now decided the Bees must pay £1.1million.

But the fee will rise if Bentley reaches a certain number of appearances at his new club.

The Shrimpers are also believed to have a sell on clause for the 23-year-old, who grew up in Wickford and made 160 appearances for the club.

The transfer fee is the third highest Blues have ever received in their 111-year history, with only star strikers Stan Collymore and Freddy Eastwood having been sold for more.

The Shrimpers were entitled to a transfer fee as former Bromfords School pupil Bentley - who came through the youth system at Roots Hall - remains under the age of 24.