Transfer Rater: Richarlison to Manchester United, Layvin Kurzawa 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.
Richarlison to Manchester United
Manchester United are leading the race to sign Watford's Brazilian attacker Richarlison, report the Daily Mail. The former Fluminense man was signed by Watford for £11 million, but it is now likely it would cost in the region of £40m to prise him away from the club. It is claimed Jose Mourinho is interested in the 20-year-old, and his arrival could see Anthony Martial leave the club.
Stephane Bahoken to Brighton
Brighton hope to boost their chances of avoiding relegation again next season by signing Strasbourg striker Stephane Bahoken. The 25-year-old recently made his debut for Cameroon and, according the the Daily Express, is attracting interest from a number of Premier League clubs as well as sides in France, Spain and Italy. Bahoken's contract runs out this summer, and Chris Hughton's side hope to take advantage by signing him on a free transfer.
Mariano to Everton
Lyon striker Mariano Diaz emerged as a target for Everton and West Ham following his impressive performances in Ligue 1 this season, according to Calciomercato. The Spaniard is likely to cost around £26m, and has scored 21 goals in all competitions for the French club this season. The 24-year-old came off the bench in Lyon's 3-0 Europa League defeat of Everton in November.
Layvin Kurzawa to Chelsea
The Daily Mirror report that Chelsea are among the clubs looking to sign Paris Saint-Germain left back Kurzawa, as they look to bolster their options in the position. Beyond Marcos Alonso, Antonio Conte's side do not have much depth in this area of the pitch and the 25-year-old would provide a good attacking option at left wing-back too. The player is thought to be a more viable alternative to Alex Sandro and Danny Rose.
Jay Rodriguez to Tottenham
Mauricio Pochettino wants to bring the West Bromwich Albion striker to Tottenham as part of a £120m summer spending spree, according to the Independent. The Argentine manager worked with Rodriguez at Southampton and is looking to add depth and versatility to his attack. The forward has 11 goals in 38 appearances for Championship-bound West Brom this season.