Transfer Rater: Mesut Ozil to Man United, David De Gea to Real Madrid
Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper.
Here are today's top five emerging whispers. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip.
Juan Cuadrado to Arsenal
With Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil free to talk sign a pre-contract with other clubs come January, Arsene Wenger's side are looking for recruits of their own to bolster their ranks or replace these stars if the depart. Wide attacker Cuadrado would give them a solid option on the flanks, and Arsenal are rumoured to have made an offer for him this summer. The Daily Express report that they will return for him when the transfer window re-opens in the new year.
David De Gea to Real Madrid
In a re-appearance of one of the longest running transfer sagas around, Manchester United's Spanish goalkeeper has yet again been linked with a move to Madrid . Reports suggest the 26-year-old is still a target for the champions of Europe as they look to consolidate their position as the best team in world football. Keylor Navas currently wears the No. 1 shirt for the club, but it has been reported that Zinedine Zidane wants to add more strength in depth across the squad.
Mesut Ozil to Manchester United
United are reportedly one of the teams looking to offer a deal to Mesut Ozil when his contract expires next year. Their manager, Jose Mourinho, worked with the German playmaker at Real Madrid, and wants to bring him to Old Trafford according to Bild. The attacking midfielder has had mixed reviews during his Arsenal career, but there's no doubting his ability to create. Mourinho may believe he can get the best from the player on a consistent basis.
Federico Chiesa to Liverpool
Reports in Italy suggest that Jurgen Klopp's side are interested in signing the son of former Italy international Enrico Chiesa, who is currently plying his trade for Fiorentina. The 19-year-old has impressed on the right wing at the start of this season. Liverpool bolstered their wide attack this season with the signing of Mohamed Salah, but the club are reported to want additional depth in this area.
Timo Werner to Real Madrid
The RB Leipzig striker told German outlet Sport Bild that he would be interested in playing for Real Madrid, should they make an offer for him. Though the 21-year-old trotted out the usual line of focusing on playing for his current club, but had no hesitation in saying that he would like to play for a bigger club. "It is a pleasure to read that Real Madrid is interested. It would be a mistake to say that I am not interested," he said.