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Corinthians forward Yuri Alberto is considered one of Brazil's best young strikers, and West Ham have been pursuing a permanent deal for the 22-year-old who has previously spent time playing in Russia for Zenit. Alberto, who has one cap for Brazil's national team, returned to Brazil this year and has already scored four goals in 10 league games.
Arsenal midfielder Emile Smith-Rowe has been informed that he is free to leave the club during the transfer window, with a loan deal expected to be agreed with one of a number of interested clubs. West Ham and Chelsea are amongst the sides who have been in contact with the Gunners regarding a move, but the England international is known to prefer a stay at the Emirates Stadium.
West Ham United are in talks to sign Ajax attacker Mohammed Kudus, who has also been linked with Arsenal and Chelsea.
According to Mike Verweij, Chelsea were ready to pay €60 million for Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez last summer.
Chelsea could miss out on signing Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez after refusing to trigger the release clause in his contract.
Inter Milan defender Denzel Dumfries has opened the door to join Chelsea during the winter transfer window, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
Chelsea are reportedly planning an approach for West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice at the end of the season.
Chelsea are likely to make a fresh approach to land Ajax midfielder Edson Alvarez in January, according to The Mail.
Chelsea midfielder Denis Zakaria could reportedly return to his parent club Juventus at the beginning of the year.
Manchester United have joined Chelsea in the race to sign midfielder Edson Alvarez during the January transfer window.