Brentford have made it clear to Aston Villa that it would take a big offer for them to part ways with winger Said Benrahma, according to a report.
Sky Sports have claimed that Villa have seen their move for the highly-rated 23-year-old knocked back by the Bees, who don’t want to sell their prized asset.
It is said that Villa boss Dean Smith, who worked with Benrahma prior to his departure from Griffin Park, has made the Algerian a top target ahead of their return to the Premier League.
In May, Villa earned promotion to England’s top-flight when they beat Derby County 2-1 at Wembley in the Championship play-off final.
They will now be planning for life in one of the toughest leagues in the world as it now seems that Smith is targeting his old club in order to bolster his attacking options for Villa.
Nonetheless, during the recently concluded campaign, Benrahma was one of the standout performers in the league as he proved to be a nuisance for opposition defenders.
Over the course of the campaign, the versatile attacker played 38 Championship games for Brentford, 14 of which came under Smith, scoring 10 goals and supplying his teammates with 15 assists [transfermarkt].