Transfer Rater: Matteo Darmian to Juventus, Juan Foyth to Spurs
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.
Steve Mandanda to Marseille
After a free transfer from Marseille to Crystal Palace last summer, France goalkeeper Mandanda has not enjoyed his time at Selhurst Park. The 32-year-old made just nine Premier League appearances last season after playing over 330 games in Ligue 1. L'Equipe report both clubs have agreed a deal which will see him return to the Stade Velodrome on a three-year-deal. There has been no mention of a fee but after a knee injury in November, the man who failed to replace Wayne Hennessey in goal will be happy to return to his former home.
Ben Gibson to West Brom
We could be set for a Premier League merry-go-round once the future of Middlesbrough's Gibson is decided. West Brom boss Tony Pulis sees the 24-year-old former Chelsea transfer target as his priority but is also monitoring the situation of Spurs' defender Kevin Wimmer. The Baggies are unwilling to pay the £20 million asking price for the Austrian, so Gibson remains their first-choice, according to the Express and Star. Gibson is also linked with a move to Tottenham, as they look to replace Wimmer whenever he finds a new home.
Kelechi Iheanacho to Leicester City
According to the Leicester Mercury, the Foxes are hoping to finalise a deal for Manchester City's Iheanacho this week. The 2015-16 Premier League champions will pay £25m for the 20-year-old striker. In 46 Premier League appearances, the Nigerian international has scored 12 times, adding five assists, but his minutes have been limited since the arrival of Brazilian Gabriel Jesus. Iheanacho had also been a target for West Ham but it seems Leicester have landed their man.
Matteo Darmian to Juventus
Although he only started 15 games in the Premier League last season, Darmian has become a wanted man. Manchester United are keen to use the Italian full-back as a makeweight in the deal that would see Ivan Perisic arrive at Old Trafford this summer. However, according to talkSPORT, Juventus have not given up hope of landing the Italy international, especially after Dani Alves was allowed to leave the club on a free.
Juan Foyth to Tottenham
The Evening Standard claim Tottenham have taken in interest in Estudiantes' young defender Juan Foyth. The teenager has only been a member of the first-team squad since January, and despite just four appearances last season, he did enough to earn a role in Argentina's Under-20 squad that took part in this summer's FIFA World Cup. The 19-year-old made three appearances during the tournament, his debut coming in the 3-0 defeat to England. Although Tony Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen are guaranteed starters in the Spurs defence, Eric Dier is a target for Manchester United and Wimmer is seeking an exit, so it would make sense for Mauricio Pochettino to have one eye on the future with Foyth.