Transfer Rater: Edinson Cavani to Real Madrid, Lucas Lima to Man United
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.
Edinson Cavani to Real Madrid
The Uruguay striker has found himself at odds with Paris Saint-Germain's new high profile recruit, Neymar, as the Brazilian looks to assert his authority and become the main man in their attack. As a result, Diario Gol report that the PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has offered Cavani to other clubs, including Real, in an attempt to end the disputes which could unsettle the team. Centre forward Karim Benzema has just signed a new contract at Madrid, but the European champions are light on backup to the Frenchman.
Raheem Sterling to Arsenal
Arsene Wenger's side are set to continue their pursuit of the Manchester City winger after failing to sign him in the summer as part of a swap deal involving Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean is out of contract this summer, and Arsenal are reported to have Sterling in their sights as his replacement, regardless of any swap deal. The Daily Mirror report that the London club are preparing a fresh bid for the 22-year-old and want to bed in any new signings as early as possible, meaning a January bid could be on the cards.
Lucas Lima to Man United
Luccas Badia, the agent of the Santos attacking midfielder, has been speaking to Turkish newspaper Haberturk, and indicated that a number of European clubs are interested in his client, including Jose Mourinho's side. The 27-year-old is one of the most talented players in the Brazilian league and has long been tipped for a move to Europe, but so far one hasn't materialised. Now the player is reaching his peak, his agent seems to be making one last push for a move away from Brazil, which could also improve his national team chances.
Alfredo Morelos to Aston Villa
Rangers' Colombian striker has been scouted by a number of clubs, and Villa's were on hand to see him net his eighth goal of the season against Partick Thistle last week. The Daily Mirror report that Steve Bruce's side are leading the race for his signature, as the 21-year-old is seen as a forward who can make the difference in the Championship. He spent the last two seasons at Finnish side HJK Helsinki, where he scored 46 goals in 62 games, and has continued to show his finishing prowess in Scotland with six goals in six league games.
Leon Goretzka to Liverpool
German newspaper Bild report that a number of Premier League clubs retain their interest in the Schalke 04 midfielder, despite suggestions that the player is only interested in a move to Bayern Munich or Barcelona. Liverpool will hope that the Jurgen Klopp-factor can give them the edge when it comes to signing the talented 22-year-old, whose contract at the Bundesliga club expires in June 2018.