West Ham United won’t be signing Algerian international Said Benrahma from English Championship side Brentford according to the Daily Mirror.

Said Benrahma was one of the best players in the English Championship last season and he has been touted as a signing for several Premier League teams from Chelsea to Arsenal to Manchester United.

It was revealed that his proposed £25m transfer to West Ham United is on the verge of collapse and that the Hammers are now focused on signing Norwegian international Josh King from Bournemouth.

Josh King suffered relegation from the top flight with Bournemouth at the end of the last campaign and the 28-year-old is keen to return to the Premier League.

The Manchester United Academy product came close to a return to Old Trafford in January before the Red Devils opted for a loan deal for Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo.

Manchester United tried to sign a right winger in the transfer window and Said Benrahma was one of the names considered for the position before they settled for young attacker Facundo Pellestri.

With the Hammers now out of the picture, Crystal Palace are set to make a bid to sign Benrahma before the designated October 16 deadline.


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