Chelsea are interested in signing Brighton midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, who played a key role in Argentina’s World Cup success.
The Blues see Mac Allister as an alternative to key transfer target Enzo Fernandez, should Chelsea fail to sign the Benfica midfielder in January.
Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi insists they are not interested in selling Mac Allister in January despite interest from Chelsea.
De Zerbi said: “I hope we’ll be able to keep both Moises Caicedo and Alex Mac Allister at the club in January, that’s what I want.
“I’d like to keep all our players until the end of the season.”
Meanwhile, West Ham boss David Moyes has revealed there’s no chance of West Ham captain Declan Rice leaving West Ham in January amid interest from Chelsea.
Asked about Rice’s future in his pre-match press conference on Thursday, ahead of West Ham’s clash against Brentford, Moyes said:
“There’ll be no chance Declan Rice leaves in this window, no way. Impossible.”