Transfer Rater: Ashley Young to Watford, Jack Wilshere to Aston Villa
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.
Stuart Dallas to Norwich City
Norwich City are looking to raid Championship rivals Leeds United to sign Dallas. The winger's contract expires next summer and an extension to his deal is yet to be tabled. The 26-year-old impressed during preseason but manager Thomas Christiansen dropped him for the opening game of the season against Bolton. He was dropped to the bench but came on to score in the 2-0 win over Sunderland last Saturday.
Rudy Gestede to Leeds United
According to reports in the Daily Mail, Leeds United have identified Middlesbrough striker Gestede as the man to replace Chris Wood after the New Zealand international left to join Burnley for £15 million. Gestede hasn't had the best of times in the North East since his move from Blackburn Rovers and his first team opportunities may take a hit with the arrival of Britt Assombalonga. However, Middlesbrough will want more than the £6m offered.
Robert Green to Huddersfield Town
Jonas Lossl has impressed since his move from Mainz this summer but Huddersfield manager David Wagner is looking to strengthen his goalkeeping options. Leeds United's back-up keeper Green is on the club's radar. Having lost his starting position at Elland Road to Felix Wiedwald, the 37-year-old is open to a return to the Premier League and would bring the experience Wagner wants to his squad.
Ashley Young to Watford
Young could be closing in on a return to Watford according to reports in the Guardian. Manager Marco Silva is in the market for a winger and Young's versatility and experience make him an ideal signing. He's fallen down the pecking order at Manchester United and his contract expires next summer, meaning he'd be available at a knockdown price.
Jack Wilshere to Aston Villa
Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce is interested in Arsenal midfielder Wilshere. The 25-year-old spent time on loan at Bournemouth last season and doesn't appear to be In Arsene Wenger's plans for this season. The Championship side are in the market for a playmaker and have identified Wilshere and Hull City's Robert Snodgrass as potential options.