Transfer Rater: Alisson to Liverpool, Caglar Soyuncu 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.
Alisson to Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp has begun Liverpool's post-Champions League final rebuild by stepping up his pursuit of Brazil international goalkeeper Alisson from Roma. The Guardian report that despite his words of support to Loris Karius, the Liverpool manager still wants to find a new first-choice goalkeeper for next season. However, Liverpool may have to pay over the odds for the 25-year-old as Roma are still reported to be smarting from the sale of Mohamed Salah having been ridiculed for receiving just £39.6 million for the Egyptian.
Gareth Bale to Manchester United
Manchester United are reported to be favourites to sign Bale should he choose to quit Real Madrid this summer. Marca claim Bale wants assurances from president Florentino Perez that he will receive regular first-team football next season, otherwise he will request to leave the Bernabeu. The Sun in turn claim he'll cost United £200m plus £650,000-a-week in wages, but the player has concerns over Jose Mourinho's style of play.
Danny Rose to Everton
Everton reportedly hope to steal a march on their Premier League rivals by making a £40m offer to Tottenham Hotspur for Rose. Manchester City and United are also interested in the England full-back but are weighing up other options and Everton plan to take advantage of their indecision. The Sun report that United's No.1 target for a left-back this summer is Juventus' Alex Sandro while City are said to be happy with Benjamin Mendy and Fabian Delph.
Jordan Ayew to Celtic
Ayew is unlikely to be playing in the Championship with Swansea City next season as he has received several offers, with Celtic reportedly leading the way. Close friend and director of football for Berekum Chelsea in the Ghanaian top flight, Nana Oduro Sarfo has been quoted by Ghanaweb claiming that Liverpool and Celtic have shown interest but Parkhead appears the most likely destination for the 26-year-old forward.
Caglar Soyuncu to Arsenal
Arsenal will begin transfer talks with young Freiburg centre-back Caglar Soyuncu after this month's round of pre-World Cup international friendlies. Soyuncu, 21, has told Turkish publication Tumspor he is aware of Arsenal's interest but a deal is yet to be finalised and he will hold talks after Turkey's matches against Iran, Tunisia and Russia. Standard Sport report that Soyuncu emerged as a target after a policy of scouting young defenders.