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.
Andre Gomes to Arsenal
The Portugal international’s unhappy time at Camp Nou could be coming to a close with Arsenal reportedly prepared to spend £30 million on the midfielder. Gomes has described his time at Barca as “hell” following an alarming drop in form after arriving two years ago from Valencia and ESPN sources claim new Gunners boss Unai Emery believes the 24-year-old will be perfect for his new vision of the club.
Mario Mandzukic to Manchester United
Jose Mourinho is said to be considering a move for the veteran Croatia striker as a back-up for regular No. 9 Romelu Lukaku. The Express report that Mourinho wants the Belgian to play less minutes next season to help ease the goal scoring burden and wear on his body and Mandzukic’s experience and ability makes him an ideal backup. Juventus’ interest in United full-back Matteo Darmian could also be a good negotiating chip, with the Italian keen on a return to Serie A.
Yerry Mina to Liverpool
The Colombia centre-back’s performances in Russia, and his availability at Barcelona, has alerted Liverpool with the Reds keen to find a partner for Virgil van Dijk. Despite only arriving at Camp Nou in January, Mina finds himself surplus to requirements as Barca need to lower their non-EU quota of players and The Mirror report that the Reds are considering a bid. Mina made only five La Liga appearances last season after joining the Catalan club from Palmeiras.
Adrien Rabiot to Tottenham
With Mousa Dembele edging towards the exit door at Spurs, Mauricio Pochettino has reportedly identified PSG midfielder Rabiot as a replacement. The 23-year-old is also a target for Arsenal but France Football report that Pochettino hopes to beat their north London rivals to the punch by making an offer. There are concerns, however, that Rabiot’s representatives are using Premier League interest to try and earn him a new contract at the Parc des Prince.
Ramy Bensebaini to Everton
New Toffees boss Marco Silva reportedly plans to freshen up his ageing defence by completing a move for Algeria international defender Bensebaini from Rennes. The 23-year-old can play in the centre or at left-back and is also an option in defensive midfield, although the Daily Star claim Bundesliga side Stuttgart are also considering a €15m move. Bensebaini has been with Rennes since 2016 and featured 33 times as the club finished fifth in Ligue 1.