Transfer Rater: Julian Draxler to Liverpool, Andre Silva to Arsenal
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.
Julian Draxler to Liverpool
Liverpool are preparing for the possible departure of Philippe Coutinho, and manager Jurgen Klopp has identified Draxler as the man to replace him should he leave. The 24-year-old is at Paris Saint-Germain where he is featuring in some league games, but finding himself behind Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in the Champions League lineups. The Daily Star report that Liverpool are ready to make a move and offer the player Coutinho's place in the side.
Stefan de Vrij to Juventus
Italian outlet Calciomercato believe Juventus are favourites to sign the Lazio centre-back, whose contract expires at the end of the season. Simone Inzaghi's side will look to hang on to the Dutchman, but should they fail to secure a new contract for the player a move to Turin could be on the cards. He has also been linked with a transfer to Liverpool, who are also looking to bolster their defensive ranks.
Mouctar Diakhaby to Manchester City
Pep Guardiola's side had scouts at Everton last Thursday and according to the Daily Mirror, they were watching Lyon centre-back Diakhaby. The 20-year-old is part of an impressive young Lyon side who boast stars throughout their ranks, and the City scouts will have been impressed with a number of the players on show. However, they are lacking numbers at centre-back, and the young Frenchman could be a player the manager can develop.
Andre Silva to Arsenal
The AC Milan striker has struggled to settle in at his new club after making the move from Porto in the summer. Though he has four goals in three Europa League games this season, he's yet to make an impact in the league, having failed to score in his four appearances to date. Arsene Wenger's side will be looking for striking alternatives should Olivier Giroud leave in January, and Corriere dello Sport report that the Milan side could be open to selling Silva in the same month.
Jadon Sancho to Real Madrid
The Spanish and European champions have had their scouts monitoring the progress of England youth international Sancho. The club confirmed to the Daily Mirror they have been keeping an eye on the player who moved from Manchester City to Borussia Dortmund last summer. He was handed the No. 7 shirt previously worn by Ousmane Dembele, who moved to Barcelona, which was an indication of how highly his new club rate him.