West Ham will join the race for Said Benrahma if Brentford fail to be promoted to the Premier League, according to reports.
David Moyes will be given the chance to rebuild the Hammers’ squad this coming window after saving them from relegation again – having been appointed for a second time earlier this season.
He will put expensive acquisitions up for sale to raise funds, including £17.5million winger Andriy Yarmolenko, £40m Felipe Anderson and £8m flop Albian Ajeti.
According to the Mirror, he will use that money for Benrahma, although there will be stiff competition for the 17-goal Brentford winger. The likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Leeds are thought to be keen.
The 24-year-old has starred but the Bees missed out on automatic promotion on the last day after losing to Barnsley – a win would have sent them up in West Brom’s place. They now face Swansea in the play-offs.
Manuel Pellegrini was given £100m to build a side after Moyes kept them up, only to see his side at risk of the drop this season.
The Scot is hoping to develop a younger side and is eyeing Championship or proven Premier League players.
After the success of Tomas Soucek and Jarrod Bowen, who signed from Hull City, Moyes is reportedly trusted by the West Ham board.
He would also be keen on QPR winger Eberechi Eze – Moyes is reported to have watched him a number of times.
Eze scored a stunning goal on the last night of the season against West Brom. QPR are thought to value him at around £20m.
But they could let the winger go for less in order to let him live out his dream of playing in the Premier League.