West Ham set to convert Said Benrahma loan into permanent deal to free up space for Jesse Lingard – Daily Mail

West Ham set to convert Said Benrahma’s loan into a £25m permanent deal to free up space for Manchester United outcast Jesse Lingard

West Ham are converting Said Benrahma’s loan from Brentford into a permanent move to pave the way for Jesse Lingard’s arrival from Manchester United.

The deal had been set for the end of the season, but will now be brought forward with a fee of around £20million, plus £5m in add ons, and is likely to be paid in instalments.

Once Benrahma’s deal is made permanent, West Ham will free up a domestic loan space for Lingard, who is keen to join David Moyes’ in-form side.

West Ham are set to convert Said Benrahma's loan from Brentford into a permanent transfer

West Ham are set to convert Said Benrahma's loan from Brentford into a permanent transfer

West Ham are set to convert Said Benrahma’s loan from Brentford into a permanent transfer

Both domestic loan slots are currently taken, with Watford defender Craig Dawson and Benrahma currently blocking a temporary move for Lingard.

The Red Devils have told Lingard – who only has three appearances this season in all competitions and none in the Premier League – that he can leave.

Moyes, who knows the 24-cap England midfielder from his time at Old Trafford, clearly believes he can rejuvenate the 28-year-old’s form.

The move will free up a domestic loan slot for Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard

The move will free up a domestic loan slot for Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard

The move will free up a domestic loan slot for Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard

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