WEST HAM have edged closer to finalising a £30million transfer for Said Benrahma after the winger completed the first part of his medical, according to reports.

The Hammers are keen to land the Brentford star before the domestic transfer deadline at 5pm today.

And according to The Athletic, Benrahma underwent the first part of his medical on Thursday.

West Ham will be desperately hoping there are no hiccups and they can get the move over the line in time.

It is understood the transfer fee is £25m up front with a further £5m in performance-related add-ons.

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The report adds the two London clubs agreed a deal last weekend before personal terms were ironed out with Benrahma in midweek.

There were fears a deal may have been off the cards as David Moyes' side pursued Bournemouth forward Joshua King but the Algerian looks set to join instead.

The Bees wide man, 25, has been linked with a move to the Premier League throughout the summer following their failure to win promotion last season.

Benrahma was linked with the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal earlier in the window before Crystal Palace emerged as favourites to land him.

However, SunSport revealed the ex-Nice forward may have priced himself out of a move with his £16million contract demands, wanting at least £60,000 per week on a five-year deal.

Benrahma, who is seeing former team-mate Ollie Watkins banging in the goals for Aston Villa, missed the first five games of the new season but came off the bench in the Championship clashes with Millwall and Preston.

In the Carabao Cup, however, his double against Fulham set up a quarter-final with Newcastle.

West Ham have begun the season strongly with Michail Antonio, Jarrod Bowen and Pablo Fornals all hitting early form.

But allowing Felipe Anderson out on loan to Porto and the controversial sale of Grady Diangana to West Brom mean there is scope for an extra attacker to bolster the squad and Benrahma fits the bill.

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