West Ham have been put on red alert, according to reports, with Yacine Brahimi likely to leave FC Porto in the January transfer window.

The Hammers have long been linked with a move for the Algerian international, whose future at Porto has come under intense scrutiny lately.

Reports in Portugal, as cited by the Shields Gazette, have indicated that contract talks between Brahimi and Porto have reached an impasse, with the player now likely to move on at the nearest opportunity.

Carlos Rodrigues/Getty Images Sport

It was claimed during the summer transfer window that Porto were holding out for a fee worth £26 million for their star man. Fresh claims state, however, that the Liga NOS outfit may be willing to negotiate at a lower price.

The 28-year-old has scored two goals from nine league appearances this season.

West Ham could be on the lookout for fresh creative talent in the January transfer window, with Manuel Lanzini still working his way back from knee ligament damage and Andriy Yarmolenko recovering from an Achilles injury.