Transfer Rater: Ryan Sessegnon to Liverpool, Aleksandr Golovin to Chelsea
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.
Alexandre Lacazette to Atletico Madrid
Alexandre Lacazette has agreed to leave Lyon this summer and sign for Atletico Madrid, subject to the Spanish club's transfer ban being lifted. Jean-Michel Aulas, president of Lyon, confirmed that there was a verbal agreement in place following on from a Lacazette double that helped the club to a 3-2 win over Nice in Ligue 1. The 25-year-old was reportedly a top transfer target for Arsenal but it's Diego Simeone's team who appear to have won the race to sign him.
Aleksandr Golovin to Chelsea
According to reports in the Daily Mail, Chelsea are eyeing 20-year-old Russian attacking midfielder Aleksandr Golovin to supplement their title-winning squad. The Premier League champions believe the CSKA Moscow midfielder represents value for money and is one for the future. Antonio Conte has been in the market for an attacking midfielder ever since Oscar left in January and Golovin could be the player to plug that gap.
Andre Gray to Newcastle United
The Daily Star claim Newcastle United are plotting a summer move for Burnley forward Andre Gray. Manager Rafael Benitez is keen to add to his recently-promoted squad as he prepares for life in the Premier League. The 25-year-old has just one year left on his current deal and is the perfect blend of pace and power as well as being a goal threat. The former Brentford man was involved in 12 goals this term.
Ryan Sessegnon to Liverpool
Liverpool continue to lead the race to sign Fulham wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon. The 17-year-old has been linked with a move to Anfield ever since the January transfer window and despite interest from the likes of Spurs and Manchester United, the Independent reports that the exciting full-back tops Jurgen Klopp's list and that the club will do everything they can to secure his services this summer.
Yannick Carrasco to Juventus
According to a report by Tuttosport, Juventus are set to challenge Manchester United for the signature of Atletico Madrid attacker Yannick Carrasco. The Italian champions are in the market for a new winger this summer and have now joined the race to sign the Belgian. Juventus have compiled a shortlist of several names, which includes Bayern Munich's Douglas Costa, Federico Bernardeschi of Fiorentina and Monaco's Thomas Lemar, but Carrasco seems to be their prime target for that position.