Transfer Rater: Victor Lindelof to Man United, Marko Arnautovic to PSG
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.
Victor Lindelof to Manchester United
Victor Lindelof has reemerged as a transfer target for Manchester United. The Europa League winners are looking for a long-term defensive partner for Eric Bailly, and according to Sky Sports the Swede is one of three players on Jose Mourinho's shortlist, the other two being Southampton's Virgil van Dijk and Burnley's Michael Keane. The 22-year-old has been chased by the Premier League side in the past; indeed, he was pursued during the January transfer window. However, in March he signed an extended contract with Benfica, meaning his price tag may now be higher than before.
George Boyd to Derby County
Having been a key player in the team's Premier League survival in 2016-17, George Boyd may soon be leaving Burnley. The Daily Mirror report his destination could be Derby County, who are looking to put together a squad capable of achieving promotion from the Championship. Boyd's current contract expires this summer and he has turned down a one-year deal in the hope of getting a longer-term offer. Derby manager Gary Rowett will be hoping that he can convince the player to drop down a level.
Fabinho to Juventus
They may have won a record-breaking sixth consecutive Serie A title, a third straight league and cup double, and reached the Champions League final, but Juventus aren't being complacent about their success. They want to bolster their squad in the summer, and Monaco's Fabinho could be one of their primary additions. Calciomercato report that the Italian champions were biding their time before entering the race for the 23-year-old Brazilian's signature, with Manchester City and Manchester United also interested. With his pace, energy and versatility, the player could viably be seen as a long-term Dani Alves replacement or as midfield competition for the likes of Sami Khedira and Miralem Pjanic.
Marko Arnautovic to Paris Saint-Germain
Stoke City winger Marko Arnautovic could be set for a big move this summer, with Paris Saint-Germain reportedly set to battle AC Milan for his signature. The French giants want to add to their ranks after an underwhelming campaign that saw them miss out on the Ligue 1 title and throw away a 4-0 lead to lose to Barcelona in the Champions League knockouts. But Mark Hughes is reportedly keen on retaining the 28-year-old Austrian, who scored six goals and set up a further five in 32 Premier League outings in 2016-17 and has a contract with Stoke until 2020.
Hector Bellerin to Barcelona
Barcelona are set to renew their interest in former youth academy graduate Hector Bellerin. According to the Independent, the La Liga side feel confident about their chances of signing the Arsenal full-back, with Manchester City turning their attentions to Tottenham Hotspur's Kyle Walker. Right-back has been a problem position for Barcelona since the departure of Dani Alves on a free transfer last summer, but this could soon be solved as Ernesto Valverde -- who is set to succeed Luis Enrique as the club's manager -- has given a move for Bellerin the thumbs-up.