WEST Ham are eyeing two 'blockbuster' Championship signings before the domestic transfer window closes on October 16 as they look to bring in Brentford's Said Benrahma and Josh King from Bournemouth.

The Hammers need attacking options following the departures of Felipe Anderson - who has joined Porto on a season long loan - while Jack Wilshere had his contract terminated.

The £25m-rated Benrahma, 25, looks set to follow Ollie Watkins (who joined Aston Villa) away from west London after the club failed to secure promotion from the Championship by losing in the play-off final to rivals Fulham.

King, who has previously been linked with a move to Manchester United, wants an immediate return to the Premier League following relegation with the Cherries last season.

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NEW Nottingham Forest boss Chris Hughton wants to be reunited with Anthony Knockaert and make the Fulham attacking midfielder his first signing.

Hughton, named Sabri Lamouchi's successor on Wednesday, managed Knockeart to great success at Brighton with the player part of the team that was promoted to the Premier League in 2017.

The 28-year-old joined Fulham from Brighton for £10m earlier this summer following a successful loan last season, where he helped Scott Parker's side gain promotion to the Premier League.

Knockaert, who has also been linked with Cardifff City, scored five goals in 39 appearances for Fulham, who were promoted when they beat Brentford in the play-off final at Wembley.


MANCHESTER United are not expected to add to their squad before the domestic transfer deadline on October 16 ending speculation over a move for Watford star Ismaila Sarr.

The Red Devils have been strongly linked with the highly-rated Hornets winger but after bringing Edinson Cavani, Alex Telles, Amad Diallo and Facundo Pellistri, United will end their pursuit - for the time being at least.

The the £45million-rated Senegal international, who scored six times in the Premier League last season, has also attracted the attention of Liverpool


NORWICH City are confident of fending off any further interest from Leeds United for Todd Cantwell.

The Elland Road club submitted a £15m bid for the attacking midfielder last month and made a fresh move ahead of Monday’s main transfer cut-off.

The Whites truend their attention to Cantwell - one of the Canaries standout players in the Premier League last season - after a move for Bayern Munich's Michael Cuisance broke down.

The Carrow Road would want nearer £20m for the England Under-21s star.


WEST Albion are ready to join the queue of clubs interested in signing Bournemouth striker Josh King.

While Huddersfield Town's Karlan Grant remains Slaven Bilic’s preferred target, the Baggies have enquired about the former Blackburn Rovers striker.

The Norwegian international had been linked with a move to Manchester United earlier in the summer but that ended after the deadline signing of Edinson Cavani

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WEST Ham's desperate search for a centre back goes on and they have now turned their attention to Bournemouth's experienced defender Steve Cook.

Having already missed out Wesley Fofana, James Tarkowski and Jonathan Tah, David Moyes is now scouring the Championship to add to his defensive ranks.

The Hammers have already been linked with a move for Watford's Craig Dawson but are also tracking 29-year-old Cook who made 158 top-flight appearances across five years before Bournemouth were relegated last season.