Transfer Rumours 21/12: United in Alvarez hunt, Newcastle & West Ham monitoring Alli

Newcastle & West Ham are reportedly interested in Dele Alli
Newcastle & West Ham are reportedly interested in Dele Alli / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

The January transfer window looms large and rumours continue to grow as clubs monitor their mid-season and next summer's targets.

Some big names could be on the move in the coming few months, and we're here to keep you posted on the latest transfer rumours.

With that, here are the top transfer rumours of the day.

United in Alvarez hunt

Manchester United are reportedly interested in River Plate forward Julian Alvarez, according to Ole.

The 21-year-old has been linked to a number of big European clubs, including Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus, and Barcelona following an 18-goal, six-assist campaign. However, River are hoping to convince the youngster to stay on for at least one more season.

Newcastle & West Ham monitoring Alli

Newcastle and West Ham are reportedly monitoring Tottenham's Dele Alli, according to Eurosport.

Spurs are open to receiving offers for the 25-year-old during the January transfer window despite his promising display in the 2-2 draw with Liverpool. The report claims that Alli is open to a fresh start but his representatives are exploring opportunities outside the Premier League too.

Azpilicueta wants Chelsea stay

Cesar Azpilicueta reportedly wants to stay and fight for his place at Chelsea, according to The Athletic.

The defender is set to become a free agent next summer and is attracting attention from Barcelona, but the report claims the Spaniard is hoping to stay on at Stamford Bridge.