Premier League & EFL: Three domestic transfers that can go through in the upcoming week


West Ham United and Crystal Palace are in pole position to sign Algerian international Said Benrahma from Brentford, reports Sky Sports.

Benrahma’s splendid goal-scoring form helped Brentford promote in 2019/20 season and several Premier League giants including Chelsea were linked with the Championship playmaker during early days of the summer transfer window.

Now reports are emerging that West Ham United are edging closer to secure the deal for Algerian winger and the transfer fee is said to be around £30m.

Crystal Palace, who are also keeping tabs on the 25-year-old, are second best in the race as Premier League clubs are looking to offload stars and bring in exciting Championship youngsters before domestic transfer deadline of 16 October.

Benrahma, who is currently on national duty with Algeria, has already scored two goals in four appearances for Brentford this season. And as things stand, Brentford could yet lose another young talent following Ollie Watkins’ transfer to Aston Villa.

Said Benrahma one step closer to Premier League
Said Benrahma one step closer to Premier League

Top News 2: Stoke City’s flop to Liverpool

Jack Butland may replace injured Alisson at Liverpool
Jack Butland may replace injured Alisson at Liverpool

Jack Butland is on the wish-list of Premier League Champions as Liverpool looking for injured Alisson replacement.

Butland, who was rated as one of England’s best, is having a nightmare at Stoke City and the 27-year-old hasn’t feature for the Championship side since 5-0 hammering against Leeds United back in July.

The youngest ever goalkeeper to play for England lost his place to Wales’ Adam Davies since that and is now desperate to play again as his promising start to the career seeing a constant decline.

On the other hand, Jurgen Klopp is facing goalkeeping worries after Alisson Becker suffered a shoulder injury in training which sidelined the Brazilian for five to six weeks and his replacement Adrian conceded seven against Aston Villa.

Jack Butland, who has 12 months to go in his contract, underperformed at bet365 Stadium but the 6ft 5in goalie may be the perfect short-term replacement for Alisson as Liverpool prepare for Merseyside derby after the international break.

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Top News 3: Jack Wilshere decides next club

Jack Wilshere didn't complain about his less game time at West Ham
Jack Wilshere didn't complain about his less game time at West Ham

Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere speaks about his future as his two-year spell at London Stadium comes to an end.

Just like his last few seasons at the Emirates, Wilshere didn’t have much impact at West Ham and made only 19 appearances for London-based club after joining them as a free agent in July 2018.

Wilshere, who emerged as a promising youngster with the Gunners, couldn’t reach his full potential as injuries kept the 28-year-old away from the pitch. However, former England international still believes that he can turn his fortune around.

While talking about his future, Wilshere told talkSport: “I think I want to try something different – I am leaning towards that. Maybe La Liga, Italy, something a little bit different that not many English players have done.”

Former Gooner also admitted that he would get a piece of advice from ex-Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger before he finalizes next club: “I asked for his advice. He’s almost like the godfather of football. I just listened to his advice and straight away I was like ‘I need to listen to his advice’ because he’s been there for a lot of my career, guiding me from when I was a young player to a senior player at Arsenal. He was unreal for me.”

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