Now it appears the Hammers are set to sign him.
According to Sky Sports, a deal between the two clubs is agreed, after West Ham had an offer for Bournemouth's Joshua King turned down.
The Benrahma deal could go up to £30 million, per the source.
King was the club's primary target a day ago, but it appears Bournemouth's unwillingness to sell for a low price has pushed the Hammers back to Benrahma.
They have until 5pm on Friday in the UK to get the deal done.
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