Transfer Rater: Moussa Marega to Man United, Harry Maguire to Man City
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.
Harry Maguire to Manchester City
The Leicester City centre-back is the latest name being linked with a move to City as Pep Guardiola looks to bolster his defensive options this month. The Premier League leaders missed out on Virgil van Dijk, with the Dutchman now at Liverpool, and have so far failed in their attempts to sign West Bromwich Albion's Jonny Evans. Maguire joined Leicester in the summer for £17 million and reports in The Sun over the weekend suggested City would be prepared to pay £50m for the 24-year-old.
Moussa Marega to Manchester United
According to French outlet FootMercato, Porto striker Marega is a top transfer target for United. The 26-year-old could be available for £36m this month and would help Jose Mourinho navigate a difficult period. Romelu Lukaku can't play every single game and Zlatan Ibrahimovic is struggling with a knee injury leaving United a little short in attacking areas. However, they are not alone in launching an enquiry for the striker, who's netted 12 goals in 21 games this season. Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are also monitoring Marega.
Vicente Guaita to Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace are ready to battle it out with Watford for the signature of Getafe goalkeeper Guaita. Roy Hodgson wants to bring in a new No. 1 with Wayne Hennessey struggling for form this season. The 30-year-old Spanish shot-stopper would be available for £3.5m this month and, according to reports in the Daily Mail, both Premier League clubs are prepared to meet the valuation. Guaita was left out of Getafe's squad to face Atletico Madrid on Saturday as he looked to make a decision and finalise his move to England
Kenedy to Newcastle United
Ross Barkley's arrival at Chelsea will enable Newcastle to complete the loan signing of Kenedy, claim the Telegraph. Rafael Benitez is a long-term admirer of the Brazilian and tried to sign him during the summer. However, at the time the Premier League champions didn't have the depth to allow such a move without bringing in a replacement. Now that Barkley is officially a Chelsea player it's more of when and not if Kenedy swaps the blue jersey for the black and white one.
Patrick van Aanholt to PSV Eindhoven
According to reports in the Netherlands, PSV are going head-to-head with Everton in an attempt to sign Crystal Palace left-back Van Aanholt. Everton boss Sam Allardyce signed the Dutch full-back for both Sunderland and Crystal Palace and is looking to link up with him again. However, Eredivisie champions PSV want to loan their former youth player until the end of the season.