Transfer Rater: Tiemoue Bakayoko to Chelsea, Kelechi Iheanacho to Dortmund
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 for the summer. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip.
Tiemoue Bakayoko to Chelsea
Linked with a number of clubs in the January transfer window, Tiemoue Bakayoko has continued to excel for Monaco in their bid for Ligue 1 and Champions League glory. Chelsea were the frontrunners, then he was rumoured to favour a transfer to Manchester United, but now, on the verge of being crowned Premier League champions, the Blues are favourites once again. The 24-year-old year old is a battling central midfielder who has played in a midfield four all season and would perfectly suit Antonio Conte's tactics this season.
Joe Hart to Manchester United
Under Pep Guardiola, there will be no Manchester City return for Torino loanee Joe Hart. However, reports from this weekend suggest that the England international will be allowed to become the first player in 21 years to cross the city divide, if Manchester United match their rivals' £30 million valuation. If David De Gea moves to Real Madrid, Hart is reported to be Jose Mourinho's first-choice target.
Kelechi Iheanacho to Borussia Dortmund
Reports in Nigeria are suggesting that Manchester City's Kelechi Iheanacho will be used as a sweetener to entice Borussia Dortmund to sell Gabon striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the Manchester club. The German side value the 27-year-old at around £60m and with their history of signing up young talent, they could see this as the ideal way to replace the forward.
Alvaro Morata to Manchester United
Chelsea have been strong favourites to sign Alvaro Morata for months now, but as the summer window gets closer, Manchester United have also emerged as suitors for the Spain international. The 24-year-old has failed to nail down regular minutes at Real Madrid and, with the future of Zlatan Ibrahimovic up in the air following his injury, Mourinho could see him as the perfect centre-forward for United.
Elseid Hysaj to Bayern Munich
Philipp Lahm's decision to call time on his career at the end of the season will leave a hole in the Bayern Munich defence next term. Reports from Italy suggest Albania international Elseid Hysaj is Bayern Munich's top target. The newly crowned German champions are set to rival Liverpool for the 23-year-old's signature; Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan are also keeping an eye on the situation and Napoli are reportedly willing to sell for around £17m.