Said Benrahma’s £25m move to West Ham could be in jeopardy after he reportedly failed his medical.

The 25-year-old Brentford winger was set to complete the second part of his medical on Friday morning, prior to signing a five-year contract with the Hammers.

However the Daily Mirror have reported that there has been a late setback in the move for the Algerian star.

It is reported that Benrahma failed his medical early on Friday morning, but they are still working to make sure the deal goes through before the domestic deadline shuts at 5pm.

A Brentford source reportedly told the Daily Mirror:  ‘Nothing has been done yet. Conversations are ongoing.’

David Moyes is keen to strengthen his side with the acquisition of Benrahma who has impressed for the Championship club.

Benrahma ironed out issues over a bonus payment with Brentford earlier in the week, while personal terms were discussed on Wednesday evening.

The Hammers were confident they could get the deal across the line but now face a race against the clock to sign the highly-rated winger.

Benrahma was a standout performer in the Championship last season, netting 17 goals as well as recording 10 assists as they just missed out on promotion.

If West Ham are able to pull off the move, it would come as another huge blow to the Bees, who had already lost Ollie Watkins to Aston Villa in a £33m deal early last month.


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