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Chelsea Linked With Shock Move For 'Algerian Messi'

With Frank Lampard set to be given cash to spend in the next transfer window, Chelsea have been linked with a shock move for a player who has been dubbed "the Algerian Lionel Messi".

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The former Derby County manager has impressed many in his debut campaign in the Premier League, and will reportedly be rewarded in the coming window with a big transfer kitty.

According to French publication La Gazette du Fennec, one of the players being monitored by Lampard is Brentford winger Said Benrahma.

The 24-year-old is considered a surprise target due to the fact that he plays in England's Championship, although he has, at times, been compared to FC Barcelona's Messi.

It is further claimed that Brentford will only consider selling the Algeria international for a fee of £31 million (R660 million), a hefty price for a player in the country's second division.

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Benrahma does, however, have experience playing in France's Ligue 1, having done so for Nice and Angers.

With Pedro and Willian both expected to move on from Stamford Bridge in the coming window, the Algerian would probably come in as back-up option, but his form this season might suggest otherwise.

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The winger has played 34 of Brentford's 37 league matches in this campaign, contributing to 18 goals along the way.

Would you like to see what Lampard can do with a player like Benrahma in his squad? Let us know in the comments section below.

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