Chelsea make official contact to sign African Messi

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Chelsea have reportedly identified a primary summer transfer target.

According to La Gazette du Fennec, Chelsea is eyeing a summer move for Brentford winger Said Benrahma, dubbed the Algerian Lionel Messi and have reportedly contacted Brentford about a transfer.

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With Pedro and Willian set to leave Chelsea at the end of the season, Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is desperate for reinforcements as Callum Hudson-Odoi and Christian Pulisic face being Lampard’s only two first-team wing options next season.

Chelsea will reportedly have to pay £31 million for the 24 year old Algerian winger.

Benrahma has featured in 34 of Brentford’s 37 Championship games this season and has scored 10 times, including a hat-trick against Hull.

Premier League rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are also interested in the winger.

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