This article was first published on Jan. 15 and has been updated.
Transfers, especially between two great rivals, can be emotive subjects, which explains some of the ludicrous aspersions cast on Alexis Sanchez's reported move to Manchester United. Of course money comes into his decision, but there's been an achingly tedious section of commentators claiming his choice is Pep Guardiola's holier-than-thou principles and the Evil Empire of Manchester United's riches.
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.
Joe Bryan to Everton
Bristol City left-back Bryan has emerged as an Everton transfer target with Sam Allardyce's side battling Newcastle United and Brighton and...