Transfer Rater: Barkley to Spurs, Cavani to Everton, Draxler to 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.
Ross Barkley to Tottenham
There are contrasting reports surrounding this move, with some saying that Mauricio Pochettino is now pleased with Moussa Sissoko and will not move for Barkley as a result, but ESPN report the club are preparing a £30 million bid for the Everton man in January, which would be accepted by the Merseyside club as they look to avoid losing the player on a free transfer in the summer.
Julian Draxler to Real Madrid
Zinedine Zidane is interested in Paris Saint-Germain's German attacker, as he believes that doing a deal for Antoine Griezmann would be impossible. Draxler would provide a realistic alternative to the French striker. Draxler would be open to a move and PSG would be looking to sell as they aim to recoup some of the money spent on Neymar and Kylian Mbappe last summer.
Edinson Cavani to Everton
Ronald Koeman's search for a Romelu Lukaku replacement continues, and after failing to land Olivier Giroud and Diego Costa, the club are now exploring the possibility of signing Paris Saint-Germain's troubled striker, Cavani. The Uruguayan has been at odds with Neymar since the Brazilian's high profile arrival at the club, and a move could be the best option for all concerned, including Everton, who have already held talks with the Ligue 1 club according to TuttoMercatoWeb.
Max Meyer to Tottenham
The Schalke attacker will be out of contract in the summer, and Spurs are keeping a close eye on his situation after initially showing interest during the transfer window, according to Bild. Pochettino's side will be able to offer the 22-year-old a deal in January, with a view to him joining them when his contract expires at the end of June. Though, as with many of these deals, his club could try to get a fee for him in January, prompting an early move.
Dayot Upamecano to Juventus
Juventus are the latest club to show interest in RB Leipzig's 18-year-old centre back, but they'll have to join the queue for a player who has been linked with half of Europe since his move to the German side from their sister club, Red Bull Salzburg. The Italian champions will be looking to add further depth to bolster their defence as Giorgio Chiellini reaches his mid-30s.