According to a report from Telegraph journalist Mike McGrath, West Ham have made progress in their pursuit of Said Benrahma, with hopes of a medical tomorrow.

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The Hammers will allegedly pay £17 million up front plus £8 million in add-ons (TEAMtalk).

Then, and this is somewhat bizarre, West Ham will pay Brentford £8 million when and if they sell the 25-year-old Algerian, regardless of what fee they move him on for (TEAMtalk).

Now, most West Ham fans will be desperate for David Sullivan to get this one over the line.

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

If TEAMtalk’s report is true, however, the £8 million clause is rather strange to say the least.

But it won’t matter too much in the end. If we manage to get a deal for Benrahma over the line, that is all that counts.

 

And Telegraph journalist Mike McGrath reckons that progress has recently been made:

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Said Benrahma (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

At the start of the summer, it was clear that left-back and centre-back were the two positions where the Hammers needed to strengthen the most.

David Sullivan’s decision to sell Grady Diangana and loan out Felipe Anderson has forced David Moyes’s hand, however.

West Ham are now very weak in the left wing department.

And if Benrahma does end up at the London Stadium before Friday’s 5pm deadline, we will be in great shape to enjoy a successful Premier League campaign this season.

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