Chelsea can do better than reported attacking target Said Benrahma
Chelsea now know they can sign players in the January transfer window after having their transfer ban reduced, which means that the speculation around signing players is already starting to flood in.
According to the Daily Mail, the Blues scouts have been watching attacker Said Benrahma from Championship outfit Brentford.
The 24-year-old is an African trickster that has dazzled in English football since his move to Griffin Park at the start of last season and made his reputation in the second-tier.
He was directly involved in 28 goals across all competitions last season and many feel he could play at a higher level.
Benrahma has continued to be a regular in the Brentford side this campaign, scoring three goals and supplying four assists in 16 Championship matches so far.
The left-winger is a box of tricks that can terrorise defenders with his dribbling and pace, which has also helped him earn three senior caps so far for his nation Algeria.
Despite having plenty of potential as an attacker, Chelsea should steer clear of the Brentford flyer and not ramp up their interest any further.
The Mail’s report states that Frank Lampard could have up to £150million in January to add to his squad, with Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and Crystal Palace Wilfried Zaha two named listed as potential targets.
They are the types of high-profile additions that would add real competition to the current Blues squad, something that Benrahma could struggle to do given his lack of experience at the top level.