Chelsea in pole position to sign No.10 Algeria international

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Brazilian forward Willian will be leaving when his deal expires this summer, so Brentford winger Said Benrahma is being lined up as a potential replacement.

They go on to say that the covid19 crisis means he may be available at a knockdown price, but Brentford are still looking for around £35m to let him go.

It will be interesting to see if Blues go down this route to replace the Brazilian, they already have players like Callum Hudson-Odoi, Christian Pulisic and new signing Hakim Ziyech who could take that role.

It’s possible that the Brentford player may come in as a squad player rather than a direct replacement, but it would be interesting to see if he can handle that step up.

Of course, lots of footballers have been able to make the step up, but the general pattern sees them join a mid-table team before earning a transfer to a bigger side. Frank Lampard wants to bolster the front-line during the summer transfer window.

Dan James had some success with Man United last campaign and has shown there are some gems to be found, and it sounds like Blues will be looking to Brentford for a key signing this Summer.