Transfer Rater: Alfie Mawson to Manchester United, Jean Michael Seri 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. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip.
Alfie Mawson to Manchester United
Mawson was recently linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur but it was Manchester United who had scouts at Swansea City's recent 1-1 draw with West Brom. The Sun claim Jose Mourinho wants to bolster his defensive options this summer having not been impressed by Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Victor Lindelof. Is it believed it would cost in the region of £40 million to secure Mawson's services.
Nordi Mukiele to Tottenham
Tottenham are battling it out with Marselle for the signature of Mukiele. The Montpellier right-back has continually impressed for his side this season, with only leaders Paris Saint-Germain conceding fewer goals in Ligue 1. Marseille want to add the 20-year-old to their squad but Le10Sport report that Mauricio Pochettino is also keen to sign him and that the Premier League club have already made enquiries.
Ryan Bertrand to Everton
Everton have joined Manchester United, Tottenham and Newcastle United in the race for Bertrand. The former Chelsea youngster is set to leave Southampton at the end of the campaign, regardless of whether they stay in the Premier League. The Sun believe the 28-year-old could be available for £25m and Everton may view him as a long-term replacement for Leighton Baines on the left-hand side of their defence.
Jean Michael Seri to Chelsea
According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea are weighing up a summer move, along with Manchester City, for Nice midfielder Seri. The 26-year-old saw a move to Barcelona fall through at the last minute during the summer window and was also linked with Liverpool and Everton throughout January. He is believed to have a £34.8m release clause in his contract.
Ivan Rakitic to Bayern Munich
Barcelona look set to revamp their midfield next season. Andres Iniesta signed a new deal with the La Liga side in October but according to Don Balon, Ivan Rakitic could be sacrificed. The report claims Bayern Munich want to bring the midfielder back to Germany and are prepared to pay €80m.