Transfer Rater: Neymar and Fred to Man United, Ben Wilmott to Arsenal
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. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip.
Fred to Manchester United
Shakhtar Donetsk's latest Brazilian sensation is set be subject of a tug-of-war between the two Manchester clubs this summer with United edging ahead of City in the race.The Daily Mirror say after earning bragging rights in the derby with a 3-2 win, Jose Mourinho wants to land the midfielder to bolster his options for next season. City's interest in the 25-year-old has been long standing, including an enquiry in January, but Mourinho is moving fast to secure his signature. If an auction ensues then a fee of more than £50 million may be reached.
Marouane Fellaini to Liverpool
Manchester United's much-maligned midfielder is set for a move away from the club this summer, and a surprise potential destination has emerged in the form of Liverpool. L'Equipe have thrown Jurgen Klopp's men into the ring as an option for the Belgian, who will be available on a free transfer. Fellaini would become the first player to cross the Manchester-Liverpool divide in more than 50 years as Klopp looks to add some much-needed physicality to his midfield.
Aaron Cresswell to Everton
West Ham's plunge down the table could see them lose their prized assets and Cresswell is already being linked with a move to Everton. Sam Allardyce brought the left-back to West Ham originally and reportedly views Cresswell as perfect competition for Leighton Baines, with a £25m fee not a sticking point for the Toffees according to The Sun. Everton are in desperate need of depth in defence and Cresswell, a graduate of Tranmere Rovers' academy, would add plenty of quality.
Ben Wilmott to Arsenal
The Stevenage teenager has attracted interest from all the big Premier League clubs of late, with Chelsea, Manchester City and Spurs all reportedly interested. It's Arsenal who are the latest to be linked with the 18-year-old, according to the Daily Mirror, and the League Two side are resigned to losing him in the near future. Stevenage chairman Phil Wallace has admitted clubs are closer to meeting his valuation and Arsenal are in the mix as they look to build for the future. The reported asking price is £2m with Watford already having an opening bid of £500,000 rejected.
Neymar to Manchester United
If Paris Saint-Germain are to prise Paul Pogba away from Manchester United, then Mourinho reportedly wants something in return. That something is Neymar. Speculation over Pogba's future refuses to go away and PSG are again being touted as possible destination. The idea of Neymar at United appeals to Mourinho who would not want to lose a star without replacing him with someone of equal billing. But things are complicated further still with the Daily Star reporting PSG are also keen on Anthony Martial as part of any deal and would want £50m thrown in if they are to part with Neymar.