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Report: Chelsea ‘monitoring’ Aston Villa and Arsenal target Said Benrahma

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Report: Chelsea ‘monitoring’ Aston Villa and Arsenal target Said Benrahma

According to a report from the Guardian, Chelsea are now ‘monitoring’ Brentford winger Said Benrahma, who is also wanted by both Aston Villa and Arsenal.

The Algerian trickster has been in magnificent form for Brentford this season. Forging a formidable partnership with Ollie Watkins and Bryan Mbuemo, Benrahma has knocked in ten goals and laid on eight more this term.

Said Benrahma is a wanted man, with Chelsea, Arsenal, and Aston Villa all keen on the Brentford star. (Photo by Ivan Yordanov/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

And according to latest reports, Chelsea are now actively pursuing a move for the winger. This, despite the Blues being on the brink of landing Timo Werner and signing Ajax star, Hakim Ziyech.

Benrahma could be the latest in a long line of players to leave Brentford for big money. Neal Maupay was the big name to move last summer. The striker joined Brighton in a deal worth around £20m.

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The Express claims Arsenal are interested in the Algerian, while Aston Villa reportedly lodged a £14m bid for the winger last summer.

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It would be a bit of a surprise to see Chelsea move for Benrahma, in all honesty. Given the size of the deals they’re looking to complete, it’s hard to see them moving for the Brentford man.


Arsenal, on the other hand, could seize the moment. Compared to a lot of targets, the Bees star will likely be at the cheaper end of the spectrum.

He’s got clear Premier League quality, too. Thomas Frank loves him, describing him previously as someone ‘with that bit of magic’ to win games.

The Gunners could certainly do with someone like that, especially if Aubameyang and Ozil move on this summer.

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