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Summary of rumoured interest, so far:


Aston Villa: Birmingham Mail 10:35, 5 AUG 2020
"Aston Villa are currently the bookies’ favourites to land Said Benrahma in the transfer window."

Chelsea & Arsenal Daily Express 10:01, Tue, Aug 4, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:01, Tue, Aug 4, 2020
Brentford ace Said Benrahma opens up on Chelsea and Arsenal transfer before play-off final
Chelsea and Arsenal both want to sign Said Benrahma this summer.​
Spurs: Daily Mail 00:16, 6 August 2020 | UPDATED: 00:17, 6 August 2020
Tottenham are set to enter the race for £16million-rated forward Said Benrahma following Brentford's failure to achieve Premier League promotion, according to reports.

The news comes with The Bees set to break up their strike force consisting of the Algerian playmaker, Bryan Mbeumo and Ollie Watkins, who scored 58 goals between them in the Championship last season.
Leeds The Athletic Jul 30, 2020
Leeds are admirers of Watkins’ Brentford team-mate Said Benrahma too — another contender for the Championship’s Player of the Year award. Benrahma’s strengths beyond his goals, as the next chart shows, are in ball progression, the creation of chances and ambitious passing of the ball, something Bielsa looks for in his team. Both forwards will be difficult to sign if Brentford win the play-off final on Tuesday but Leeds are confident Benrahma, in particular, could be secured for less than £20 million should they lose at Wembley.

Crystal Palace, West Ham, Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan Team Talk Sunday 17th March 2019 6:01
Brentford are set to ask £30million for star winger Said Benrahma, and a host of Premier League sides are keen, we can exclusively reveal.
The Algerian international only arrived at Griffin Park last summer from Nice, in a deal costing less than £5million – now want 6 times what they paid – and are confident of getting that.

We understand that Tottenham, Arsenal, West Ham and Crystal Palace have all been watching Benrahma closely in recent weeks – whilst we can also reveal Borussia Dortmund and AC Milan have also checked on him.​
 

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Will go to the highest bidder. Not fussed who but he’s probably good enough for a Wolves / Leicester / Everton / West Ham sized club, if not a top 6 one.

Will surely be a bit disappointed if he ends with a club destined for a relegation battle next season.
 

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6th August - Mirror also carrying the Benrahma to Spurs story.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/tottenham-eye-said-benrahma-transfer-22476395

“The Bees have slapped a £25million price tag on the Algerian schemer following their Championship playoff final defeat to Fulham, with Premier League suitors queuing up.”

Don’t think the sub actually read even the first paragraph of the article as it immediately goes on to say:

“Spurs are set to enter the race for £16million Said Benrahma with Brentford set to break up their famed BMW strike force.“
 

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Also reported in tonight's Evening Standard. Just hope it is sorted pdq and not at the end of the window. Ditto any other major departures.
 

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Also reported in tonight's Evening Standard. Just hope it is sorted pdq and not at the end of the window. Ditto any other major departures.
I suspect it'll drag on as we'll want to get max value in this climate
 

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I do love the idea of us slapping price tickets on our stars/schemers before the window slams shut.
 

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Apparently Villa have offered £45M plus addons for Watkins and Benrahma with Scot Hogan coming our way
 

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Apparently Villa have offered £45M plus addons for Watkins and Benrahma with Scot Hogan coming our way
No they haven't! Bloke who tweeted that is as fake as it comes!
 

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If he gets his move wrong, SB has plenty to lose. Sure, he can go and double his wages somewhere but he won't be the star in the prem that he has enjoyed in the Championship this year not to mention how well our style suits him. But a bit like Ollie, could see him at a Palace or West Ham.
 

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I think we'll get more than we got for Maupay but probably less than we will get for Watkins. He really needs to go to a top half team as that's what his game is suited to and hopefully a few big boys will fancy him, and not just Spurs who will never pay us what we want.
 

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We've got an exceptional amount out of him this season and I think that's down to his relationship with Thomas, who has given him the structure and freedom to play his game to both his and our advantage. I'm not sure many big clubs will want to make him that special, only Steve Bruce has done similar with Saint-Maximim.
 

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If he gets his move wrong, SB has plenty to lose. Sure, he can go and double his wages somewhere but he won't be the star in the prem that he has enjoyed in the Championship this year not to mention how well our style suits him. But a bit like Ollie, could see him at a Palace or West Ham.
IMO he will find it difficult to meet the athleticism required of a wide player in the Prem. I think his best chances would be as a number 10 or false 9.
 

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AC Milan ‘apparently’ interested now. Got to hand it to his agent, he’s working hard ...
 

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We've got an exceptional amount out of him this season and I think that's down to his relationship with Thomas, who has given him the structure and freedom to play his game to both his and our advantage. I'm not sure many big clubs will want to make him that special, only Steve Bruce has done similar with Saint-Maximim.
He certainly wouldn’t get that from Bielsa...
 

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An exceptional talent I really hope he takes his time and picks the right move. He deserves it. If I was him I'd be inclined to reject bottom half Prem teams and if something from top half doesn't materialise then if rumours of a Milan offer comes in... Nice city good weather and European football. Would probably excel in Serie A.

A move to a bottom half Prem team just gives him money... Yeah great but good career move?
 

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An exceptional talent I really hope he takes his time and picks the right move. He deserves it. If I was him I'd be inclined to reject bottom half Prem teams and if something from top half doesn't materialise then if rumours of a Milan offer comes in... Nice city good weather and European football. Would probably excel in Serie A.

A move to a bottom half Prem team just gives him money... Yeah great but good career move?
Think Milan would actually be a great move for him as would flourish in that league...a move to a top premiership club could be pretty hit or miss!
 

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Milan have been scouting him for over a year so can see where this came from
 

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It's Brentford though, innit?
He's probably desperate to move closer to family in the Midlands.
 

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you say that , but with two good wingers putting it on a plate for him, I can see him getting 20 goals plus
He's a finisher alright but doesn't work hard enough or is mobile enough for our style of play. Look at the way Maupay and Ollie contributed with tireless running and creating of space off the ball as well as with it. Hogan just wouldn't do that,
 

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He's a finisher alright but doesn't work hard enough or is mobile enough for our style of play. Look at the way Maupay and Ollie contributed with tireless running and creating of space off the ball as well as with it. Hogan just wouldn't do that,
Hogan's play style is more like Mitrovic's - hang around up top, never be in your own half except at kick offs.
 

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According to Birmingham he is as good as going to Villa as West London Sport are reporting that we are very close to signing Robin Hack.

Make of that what you will
 

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According to Birmingham he is as good as going to Villa as West London Sport are reporting that we are very close to signing Robin Hack.

Make of that what you will
I’m struggling. I thought Hogan was at Villa already? Or, what’ve Birmingham got to do with Said? (They’d have to retire another number next season.....)
 

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I think we'll get more than we got for Maupay but probably less than we will get for Watkins. He really needs to go to a top half team as that's what his game is suited to and hopefully a few big boys will fancy him, and not just Spurs who will never pay us what we want.
or West Ham
 

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An exceptional talent I really hope he takes his time and picks the right move. He deserves it. If I was him I'd be inclined to reject bottom half Prem teams and if something from top half doesn't materialise then if rumours of a Milan offer comes in... Nice city good weather and European football. Would probably excel in Serie A.

A move to a bottom half Prem team just gives him money... Yeah great but good career move?
Bottom half Prem will give him regular football, which will help him develop and adapt to the Prem, top half Prem, he will only be keeping his loaded wallet in his back pocket warm, sitting on the bench.
 
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Bottom half Prem will give him regular football, which will help him develop and adapt to the Prem, top half Prem, he will only be keeping his loaded wallet in his back pocket warm, sitting on the bench.
Not sure bottom half teams can afford to carry a player like Benrahma unless they build a team around him. I've seen Villa fans getting excited about the possibility of Benrahma and Grealish in the same team, but while they'd look pretty going forward they would get annihilated down their left side every week, especially as they don't have Rico to bail them out (unless they have another £15m to spare).
 

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Not sure bottom half teams can afford to carry a player like Benrahma unless they build a team around him. I've seen Villa fans getting excited about the possibility of Benrahma and Grealish in the same team, but while they'd look pretty going forward they would get annihilated down their left side every week, especially as they don't have Rico to bail them out (unless they have another £15m to spare).
I could see the Villa fans getting a hard-on, more so with the possibility of having Grealish, Benrahma and Watkins in the same team and maybe even Rico :cry: mind you there left back Matt Targett ain't a bad player.
 

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I am waiting for Palace to sell Zaha and then reinvest that money in Said. Good move for him, as he would get the football and a decent wage, Palace would get a player who might actually fulfill his potential and yet he on a lesser wage than Zaha is now.
 
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I am waiting for Palace to sell Zaha and then reinvest that money in Said. Good move for him, as he would get the football and a decent wage, Palace would get a player who might actually fulfill his potential and yet he on a lesser wage than Zaha is now.
Palace are another club who never pay the money though, aren’t they?
 

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According to Birmingham he is as good as going to Villa as West London Sport are reporting that we are very close to signing Robin Hack.

Make of that what you will
I’m struggling. I thought Hogan was at Villa already? Or, what’ve Birmingham got to do with Said? (They’d have to retire another number next season.....)
Oops somehow the word Post has been missed after Birmingham
 

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The Villa link just strikes me as a lazy re-hash of last year's rumours.

We went round and round in circles following the clickbait sites feeding off each other in the finals day of the last transfer window and....nothing happened at all. Expect everyone to point out things like "Villa could renew their interest / could make an opening bid..." I'd be less surprised if they signed Watkins who actually had a whole season under Smith.
 

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This one has all the hallmarks of Maupay to Sheffield United and that forum with their never wrong ITK.....
It seems to be originating from Phil Hay who's the premier journalist for all things Leeds. I will wait for the smoke coming from the fruity one's high end West London abode before I believe such nonsense.
 

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The Villa links are literally just their fans wanting him, same as last summer with Maupay.

Leeds could be in for him, I wouldn't be surprised but we wouldn't sell to the first bidder on a cheap fee. They can have him if they stump up the fee...
 

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It seems to be originating from Phil Hay who's the premier journalist for all things Leeds. I will wait for the smoke coming from the fruity one's high end West London abode before I believe such nonsense.
I think The Athletic's policy of having a dedicated reporter for every PL and a few Champ clubs means they tend to end up spouting PR for those clubs rather than doing proper journalism because they don't want to lose access. That Phil Hay just seems like a cheerleader to me. "Leeds believe this, Leeds reckon that". Try asking someone else you grifter. People pay £5 a month or whatever it is to read a load of puff pieces.
 

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I think The Athletic's policy of having a dedicated reporter for every PL and a few Champ clubs means they tend to end up spouting PR for those clubs rather than doing proper journalism because they don't want to lose access. That Phil Hay just seems like a cheerleader to me. "Leeds believe this, Leeds reckon that". Try asking someone else you grifter. People pay £5 a month or whatever it is to read a load of puff pieces.
Is he the dick who dug Franks throw away comments out pre Leeds at home and plastered them everywhere?
 

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Is he the dick who dug Franks throw away comments out pre Leeds at home and plastered them everywhere?
Probably. He just says what Leeds fans want to hear and what will wind them up because their addiction to self-serving stories is his livelihood. Plus he knows that if he is too critical they could fully flip and behave like demented K-pop fans and burn down his house or poison his dog or something.
 

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I wish him well but hope he leaves...he had a great season but spent a lot of it playing for himself....I still prefer jota
 

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I think The Athletic's policy of having a dedicated reporter for every PL and a few Champ clubs means they tend to end up spouting PR for those clubs rather than doing proper journalism because they don't want to lose access. That Phil Hay just seems like a cheerleader to me. "Leeds believe this, Leeds reckon that". Try asking someone else you grifter. People pay £5 a month or whatever it is to read a load of puff pieces.
Indeed. I thought The Athletic would be better than that, clearly not.
 

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I wish him well but hope he leaves...he had a great season but spent a lot of it playing for himself....I still prefer jota
Give over. What utter bollox.
 

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I'd 'like' him to stay, but in the real world agree I don't think I want him to. The only way we'll keep him is if we basically turn down all bids and force him to stay, but he won't be happy, will be annoyed and play more selfish (when he gets back to playing at all). It will just sour everything so it's just the time to move things on, I think it would suit everyone providing we get that good fee...the Brentford process goes on. I do think there is a slight cultural divide though, I think fans sometimes misconstrued what he does/acts and read it in a worse way than is the case.

On another note I've followed Phil Hay on Twitter for years, he doesn't seem bad to me. He did initially highlight Frank's pre-Leeds comments but he is their primary reporter. Said 'while I don't think he's necessarily wrong, is quite a bold statement to make from Frank'. Leeds fans then took that and stretched it for miles as usual...
 

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On another note I've followed Phil Hay on Twitter for years, he doesn't seem bad to me. He did initially highlight Frank's pre-Leeds comments but he is their primary reporter. Said 'while I don't think he's necessarily wrong, is quite a bold statement to make from Frank'. Leeds fans then took that and stretched it for miles as usual...
Yeh, but he dug that out of a rambling reply which prob no-one would have paid attention to otherwise. Frank was basically saying that Leeds wouldn't take us lightly but it kind of came out a bit wrong, probably due to Danish/English issues. Pretty sure he didn't mean to say that Leeds would 'fear us'. Hay knows full well how reactionary the Leeds fans are, he just lit the blue touch paper and stood back.. Bit careless from Frank but Hay knew full well what he was doing..
 
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