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West Ham close to agreeing deal for highly-rated attacker

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After recent days of uncertainty, it appears West Ham have finally made a breakthrough in their pursuit of Said Benrahma.

West Ham’s hopes of landing Said Benrahma have reportedly been boosted with a ‘breakthrough’ made for the Brentford winger.

Just days after it was reported that a deal for the 25-year-old was ‘on the brink of collapse’, the Evening Standard report the two sides have edged closer to finalizing a deal to take him to the London Stadium.

West Ham boss David Moyes is determined to bolster his attacking options before the domestic transfer deadline on Friday at 5 pm. Benrahma could now join the fold before the week runs out.

Fears of the deal collapsing were revealed by the Mirror but it is now said that sticking points are being sorted to allow Benrahma a dream move to the Premier League.

It is believed that £25m would be paid up front for the Algerian with the remaining £5m made up in future add-ons.

Benrahma was one of the top players in the Championship last season. He led the Bees to the Championship play-off final, where they lost off to Fulham.

The Brentford man has travelled back to London after international duty with Algeria and a deal could now be completed in the coming days.

Having been on the radar of the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea, the signing of Benrahma would be a massive statement from West Ham.