Last month, Silkeborg IF confirmed to have agreed a deal for Frederik Alves’s sale in the winter market, but didn’t provide details of the centre-back’s next destination.

Reports in Denmark have stated West Ham United are in the driving seat to acquire the defender’s services.

Earlier this month, the FA, Premier League and the EFL issued a joint statement, detailing the new rules for English clubs in bringing in foreign players to the UK post Brexit.

On December 3rd, Ekstra Bladet explained the new rules will have no impact on the Hammers’ chances of signing the 21-year-old in January.

Local newspaper Midtjyllands Avis now claims the Denmark U21 international has ahead of him a ‘long-awaited’ move to the Premier League, where he will join David Moyes’ side.

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Silkeborg take on Skive IK in the last fixture of this calendar year that is scheduled to take place later today.

It’s claimed Alves will not be included in the squad to face Skive as he has already played his last match for the Danish club.

The report further adds the player has already ‘said goodbye’ to his current club teammates, ahead of impending move to West Ham next month.