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Hammers agree to part ways with Benrahma and Fornals

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West Ham have agreed to sell 28-year-old Algeria winger Said Benrahma to French club Lyon for £15m, while 27-year-old midfielder Pablo Fornals is also close to leaving the club to join Real Betis. (Mail)

Everton can only submit a loan bid for Said Benrahma, who has been given the green light to leave London Stadium by Hammers boss David Moyes. (Football Insider)

The Hammers are keen to replace Benrahma with 24-year-old Al-Ittihad and Portugal winger Jota. They will also rebuff interest from Wolves and Crystal Palace for 31-year-old forward Danny Ings. (Mirror)

Meanwhile, West Ham have turned down an enquiry from Crystal Palace about signing English full-back Ben Johnson, with the 24-year-old out of contract in the summer. (The Athletic - subscription required)

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