Spurs are set to enter the race for £16million Said Benrahma with Brentford set to break up their famed BMW strike force.
The Algerian playmaker, Bryan Mbeumo and Ollie Watkins scored 58 goals between them to shoot the Bees to the brink of the Premier League.
Fulham, however, beat them in Tuesday night’s Play-Off Final with Watkins missing out on the Golden Boot.
With Benrahma determined to play in the top flight, it means the Bees will not listen to offers for one of their prize assets.
West Ham are big admirers of the 24-year-old playmaker but need to sell before they can buy as they are among several Premier League clubs currently battling a cash crisis.
The Hammers have also prioritised strengthening their defence, meaning Spurs could steal a march in the race for Benrahma.
Although Jose Mourinho has warned that they are “not going to spend rivers of money” during the current transfer window, the club borrowed £175million of government cash in June to respond to the financial destruction of the Covid-19 crisis.
Benrahma contributed 17 goals and eight assists to Brentford’s promotion push this season. He has already told the club of his determination to play Premier League football next season.
Although Chelsea and Arsenal have been linked with him, Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Blues winger Willian while Chelsea have already snapped up Hakim Ziyech from Ajax.
Leeds and Aston Villa are also keen with Benrahma having worked with Villa boss Dean Smith at Griffin Park.
Villa are set to invest heavily this summer having survived the drop.
Brentford had slapped a £25million on Benrahma’s head but, should that fee drop to a more realistic £16million, as has been mooted, it would still represent a big profit on the man they signed for just £2.7million from French club Nice in 2018
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