West Ham have agreed a fee with Brentford for the permanent transfer of Said Benrahma, reports claim.

The midfielder lit up the Championship last season as the Bees narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League, with his performances catching the eye of a host of top flight sides.

It was the Hammers who won the race for the Algerian’s signature, bringing the 25-year-old to the London Stadium on a season-long loan deal.

Now David Moyes looks set to turn that loan switch in to a permanent one, with it reported West Ham are set to sanction a £34m deal to sign Benrahma permanently.

The player has only made 12 Premier League appearances this season and is yet to score his first top flight goal, but the Hammers feel they have seen enough from him to warrant securing his services for the long term.

As reported by Sky Sports’ Jim White on Twitter, West Ham have agreed a deal with Brentford which will be announced in the coming days.

The move to tie down Benrahma will also open the door for Jesse Lingard to complete his speculated switch to the London Stadium from Manchester United before the month is out, on what is also expected to be a loan move.

The Hammers moved up to 4th in the Premier League standings on Tuesday with a 2-3 win at Crystal Palace.

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