Following Alexis Sanchez's impressive hat trick at the weekend, it seems the last thing on Arsene Wenger's mind would be buying a new striker. And yet The Sun claims Arsenal have opened talks with AC Milan about a £20 million bid for Carlos Bacca to strengthen the team's attacking options.
It's certainly not the first time Wenger has been linked with a striker going into a transfer window, but this might be the first time in years that buying one actually seems unnecessary. Here's why:
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 rumours...
Manolo Gabbiadini to Everton
The Daily Mirror are linking Everton with another move for Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini. The Toffees tried to bring the Italian to...
West Ham goalkeeper Darren Randolph should really have known better. As his legs buckled beneath him and his backside sank to the floor, he must have computed a split second too late that Alexis Sanchez doesn't miss.
But with one ghostly swing of his boot committing the keeper to ground with a perfectly executed feint, Sanchez wound up again and secured a thrilling, 14-minute hat trick with an impudent dink over his prey.
Sanchez's remarkable tour de force in the 5-1 win over West Ham on Saturday...
Alexis Sanchez inspired Arsenal to a 5-1 win away at West Ham as he scored a hat trick and also claimed an assist for Mesut Ozil in a masterful display at London Stadium.
Sanchez and Ozil missed the midweek defeat to Southampton in the EFL Cup, Arsenal's first loss since the opening weekend, but combined to excellent effort when the former set up the latter for the opening goal on 24 minutes, exploiting an awful error from Angelo Ogbonna.