West Ham United have reportedly turned their attention back to Bournemouth forward Josh King after their deal for Brentford’s Said Benrahma has stalled.
It appeared West Ham were set to sign the Algerian winger for £30 million today but reports have suggested the player has failed his medical.
According to journalist Graham Bailey, the Hammers are trying to renegotiate the deal after the issues with the medical but Brentford are not keen.
It is understood that they have also turned their attention back to King as they look to bring in reinforcements before the 5pm deadline for domestic transfers.
The 28-year-old has been linked with a string of top-flight clubs but is yet to secure a move back to the Premier League despite having shown himself a capable player at that level over the past few seasons.
Hammers boss David Moyes has since claimed that Benrahma’s medical is still ongoing and that he remains hopeful a deal can be done but cannot guarantee that it will be.
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It wouldn’t be deadline day without high drama and it appears West Ham are providing much of it at the moment.
The Hammers it seems have reignited their interest in King with question marks over their deal for Benrahma.
There seems to have been an issue in the medical, with Moyes outlining that the player has not failed it despite recent reports.
Missing out on both players would likely be a frustrating one for the Hammers but that is a very real danger with just two hours left until the deadline.