According to a report from the Evening Standard, West Ham have made a breakthrough in their attempts to sign Brentford ace Said Benrahma.

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And the 25-year-old winger is now expected to join the Hammers before Friday’s 5pm transfer deadline.

Sky Sports reported three days ago that the Hammers had agreed a deal to sign the 25-year-old winger believed to be worth around £30 million in total.

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Said Benrahma (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

But things took a worrying turn on Monday, with the Mirror claiming that the east London outfit’s proposed deal to sign the Algeria international was on the verge of collapsing.

This is clearly one that will go down to the wire, however.

West Ham insiders ExWHUemployee and Claret and Hugh have both suggested that a deal for the Hammers to sign Benrahma could still be very much on.

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Said Benrahma (Photo by Mark Leech/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

And the Evening Standard have backed up those suggestions by claiming that West Ham have moved a step closer to signing Benrahma for £30 million, including a £25 million up front payment.

An issue involving Brentford and the player’s agent has now been resolved. And the Evening Standard claims that Benrahma will now become West Ham’s third summer signing.

And that is great news for Hammers fans. The Algerian is the kind of player who could thrive at the London Stadium. Let’s just hope that there are no more snags along the way.

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