Leeds United are keen on in-demand winger Said Benrahma, according to reports.
The 24-year-old is believed to be a target for a number of Premier League clubs having enjoyed an outstanding season in the Championship.
Dean Smith wanted to be reunited with the Brentford flier last summer but Aston Villa were not willing to meet the Bees’ £20million asking price.
He is thought to be on the club’s radar again this summer with Villa preparing for another season in the top-flight.
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Benrahma has scored 17 goals and provided nine assists this season for Brentford, who fell short of automatic promotion.
According to The Athletic, second tier champions Leeds want to sign the Algeria international as part of their plans to upgrade Marcelo Bielsa’s squad.
Brentford are expected to field plenty of interest in the Algeria international regardless of the outcome of Tuesday’s play-off final against Fulham.
Chelsea are thought to be long-term admirers while Arsenal and West Ham United have also been recently linked.
When asked last month about the transfer speculation involving top-flight sides, he told Metro (via the Mirror): “I was really flattered.
“But, at the same time, I am so focused about getting out of the Championship with Brentford that I do not pay too much attention. But it gives me confidence.
“It has always been a target of mine to play in the Premier League and I really wish to play in the Premier League with Brentford.
“It would be magnificent for Brentford because it would be the first time and we have really been working hard on it.”