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Chelsea ‘in discussions’ with Saïd Benrahma — report

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Chelsea were said to be “accelerating” in the pursuit of Brentford winger Saïd Benrahma a couple weeks ago, and if the most recent reports are to be believed, we might be reaching cruising speed.

According to Mohamed Bouhafsi of RMC Sport, Chelsea are “in discussions” with the 24-year-old Algeria international about a potential move to Stamford Bridge. While the Blues have not submitted a bid yet, Benrahma’s thought to be available for around €30-35m after two impressive seasons with the Championship side.

Chelsea are of course not alone in our interest in the tricky and exciting winger, with fellow top six contenders Leicester City and Arsenal also in the picture. And those two haven’t yet spent big on the likes of Hakim Ziyech and (probably) Timo Werner (and maybe even Kai Havertz, to dream for a minute), which could make it much more likely that they’d end up with Benrahma in the end.

But Chelsea are apparently exploring this deal, so maybe we’re thinking of buying local, just like all good shoppers.