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.
Fernando Torres to Sagan Tosu
Torres is looking to continue his career elsewhere after playing his final game for Atletico Madrid. He has received offers from the Chinese Super League and Major League Soccer, but Spanish outlet Cadena Ser are reporting that J1 League side Sagan Tosu are interested in signing the 34-year-old. Torres would join the same league as Andres Iniesta, who signed for Japanese club Vissel Kobe after hanging up his Barcelona shirt.
Lorenzo Pellegrini to Arsenal
Arsenal’s new era begins under Unai Emery, but much of the club’s recruitment will be done by head of football relations Raul Sanllehi and chief scout Sven Mislintat. According to Sky Italia, one of their targets is Roma midfielder Pellegrini. Roma finished third in Serie A last season and reached the sem-finals of the Champions League with the 21-year-old midfielder playing a part in their success with five assists and three goals. The Argentine’s contract contains a £26m release clause.
Douglas Costa to Man United
Jose Mourinho’s side are reportedly ready to bid £79 million for the Brazilian winger, should Juventus fail to make their loan of the player from Bayern Munich permanent. The tricky dribbler has 13 assists for his club this season as well as six goals, and the Sun report that the Premier League runners-up have made him a top transfer target this summer.
Soualiho Meite to Crystal Palace
L’Equipe report that Roy Hodgson’s side are in the running for the 24-year-old Monaco midfielder, who has recently been on loan at Bordeaux. They are interested in making the move a permanent one, but other clubs are interested including Werder Bremen and Palace. Monaco also see a future for the player, and could use him as a replacement should Brazilian midfielder Fabinho leave the club this summer, so they could need some convincing in order to sell him.
Lorenzo De Silvestri to Newcastle
Premier League clubs Leicester City and Newcastle are in the running for the Torino full-back according to Italian outlet Tutto Mercato. Rafa Benitez’s side have been scouting the player in recent months, and are ready to approach the Serie A club ahead of a possible transfer this summer. The Spanish manager was interested in the player during his time in Italy at Napoli, and could finally get his man this time around.