Transfer Rater: Dele Alli to Real Madrid, Mesut Ozil to Manchester 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.
Dele Alli to Real Madrid
A change of agency could affect whether the English attacking midfielder makes a move away from Tottenham, and his new representatives could also have a big say on his destination. The Mirror report that Alli has left his previous agency, Impact Sports Management, and other agents are lining up with promises of big moves if he decides to leave Tottenham. At the top of the list are Real Madrid, who Jorge Mendes will use his links with in order to get the player on his books.
Sergi Roberto to Manchester City
The versatile Barcelona man has played in a number of positions from defence to attack for Pep Guardiola's former club, and the Manchester City manager is thought to want the bring the 25-year-old to the Etihad according to Spanish outlet Don Balon. Roberto has a £35.3 million release clause on his contract which expires in 2019, and although he would like a renewal at Barcelona the club are yet to begin talks with the player.
Mesut Ozil to Manchester United
The German international is out of contract next summer, and Jose Mourinho's side are the latest club to be linked with the Arsenal playmaker. The Sunday Mirror reported that Ozil's agents have contacted the Old Trafford club ahead of a potential move, and have received positive feedback. The 28-year-old worked with Mourinho during their time at Real Madrid, and a reunion could be on the cards in Manchester.
Olivier Giroud to Everton
The Sunday Mirror have also revealed that another Arsenal attacker, Giroud, will be moving up north as he seeks game time ahead of this summer's World Cup. The Frenchman is behind Alexandre Lacazette in the pecking order at the Emirates, and he will seek first team football in January in order to improve his chances of national team selection. Ronald Koeman thought he'd signed the striker this summer, but the move broke down towards the end of the window.
Alex Sandro to Chelsea
Chelsea will renew their interest in Juventus left-back Alex Sandro after failing to sign the player during the summer. The Serie A side wanted £60m for the Brazilian international, which deterred Chelsea from pursuing the move further. However, Antonio Conte is still keen on signing the player, according to the Daily Star, and will test Juventus again with a bid in January.