Last month, we covered claims from Italy that Everton have shown interest in Juventus’ Arthur Melo, who is currently on loan at Fiorentina. The Merseyside club are now joined by West Ham United in the chase for the midfielder.

That’s according to Saturday’s edition of Gazzetta dello Sport, who name both West Ham and Everton as the 27-year-old’s suitors.

The Brazilian has impressed for La Viola this season, but they aren’t going to make his stay permanent because his salary of €5.5m net per plus bonuses is too high for them.

Therefore, Arthur will have to return to the Turin club after this season and this will ‘disturb the sleep of their managers’. The Old Lady are hoping for a new door to open as soon as possible, so that they can get rid of him immediately.

It’s claimed ‘there are English leads’, where West Ham and Everton have emerged as options. The newspaper adds the Premier League duo have made contact, and Napoli could also consider signing the South American in the next window.

With Juve wanting to offload the former Liverpool man quickly, West Ham and Everton have a chance to bring Arthur back to England.