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Aston Villa appear to move on from Said Benrahma after Brentford reject £14m bid

Said Benrahma in action during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Swansea and Brentford at Liberty Stadium on February 17, 2019
Image: Brentford have rejected a bid of over £14m from Aston Villa for Said Benrahma, SSN understands

Aston Villa appear to have moved on from their pursuit of winger Said Benrahma after Brentford rejected an offer of more than £14m .

The offer was made last week and understood to have been lodged before Villa reached an agreement over the weekend to sign Egypt winger Mahmoud Trezeguet.

It therefore remains to be seen whether Trezeguet is the alternative to Behrahma or whether Villa will return with another offer for the Algeria international.

But one source has told Sky Sports News the offer for Benrahma was the maximum Villa were willing to go to.

Said Benrahma scored a hat-trick for Brentford
Image: Benrahma scored 10 goals in 38 Championship appearances for Brentford last season

The 23-year-old is understood to be keen to link up with his former boss at Brentford, Dean Smith - now in charge at Villa Park.

The Sky Bet Championship side do not want to sell the former Nice man this summer, as they consider him to be one of their key players.

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