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Chelsea handed Said Benrahma transfer boost after Brentford play-off final defeat

Said Benrahma looks destined to play Premier League football next season, although that now won’t be with Brentford.

The winger has been heavily linked with a move away from the Championship club this summer after impressive performances in the second tier this season, with Chelsea among a number of teams linked to the player.

His performances alongside his teammates at Griffin Park put Brentford on the verge of making the step up to the Premier League.

However, the Bees fell just short in their league position at the end of the season, finishing in third place.

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That position put Brentford into the Championship play-offs, where they beat Swansea City in the semi-final to set up a final against Fulham at Wembley Stadium.

However, they again fell just short, with an extra time brace from full-back Joe Bryan giving the Cottagers a 2-1 win to return to the Premier League.

Benrahma has scored 17 goals and provided nine assists in 43 Championship appearances this season, which has raised eyebrows in the Premier League.

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