Transfer Rater: Anthony Martial to Chelsea, Hector Bellerin to Manchester United
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.
Anthony Martial to Chelsea
Chelsea have moved to the front of the line in pursuit of Manchester United forward Martial. According to The Guardian, the London club are seeking a replacement for Real Madrid target Eden Hazard and believe the French forward would be the ideal replacement as he can not only play across their front line but still has a huge amount of untapped potential. Juventus and Tottenham are also reportedly interested in the 22-year-old, with a figure of around £45 million believed to be United's asking price.
Fernando to Tottenham
Tottenham are hoping to bolster their midfield this summer with the signing of Spartak Moscow midfielder Fernando, according to The Sun. Although the 26-year old has also been linked with fellow Premier League sides Chelsea and Everton, as well as Sevilla and Atletico Madrid, he could prove attainable. The Brazilian was on the verge of joining Sevilla in January before a managerial change scuppered the move. Another bid of around £22m from the North Londoners should force the Russian club into negotiations this summer.
Hector Bellerin to Manchester United
Arsenal defender Bellerin has attracted a whole host of potential bidders ahead of this summer's transfer window with Manchester United most interested in his services according to Spanish newspaper Sport. Jose Mourinho will reportedly sell Eric Bailly, Victor Lindelof and Luke Shaw in the coming months, while also hoping to upgrade on senior right back Antonio Valencia. With a fee reported to be around £40m, Bellerin should prove obtainable for the Old Trafford side and is reportedly the ideal replacement for the Ecuadorian defender.
Benjamin Henrichs to Chelsea
Despite the continued speculation of Antonio Conte's future at Chelsea, the Italian manager remains intent on signing a new right-back and has seemingly set his sights on Bayer Leverkusen defender Henrichs. According to The Sun, the 21-year old has been a revelation in the Bundesliga since breaking in to to the Leverkusen first team last season and has an enticing £31m release clause in his contract.
Bruno Fernandes to Liverpool
Liverpool are apparently planning on sending scouts to this weekend's Lisbon derby to get one final look at Sporting midfielder Fernandes before the end of the season. The 23-year-old midfielder has attracted the attention of a number of clubs but, according to the Sun, Jurgen Klopp's side are intent on making the most of his €100m buyout clause before it expires this July.