Transfer Rater Kerem Demirbay to Liverpool Malcom to Inter Milan
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.
Presnel Kimpembe to Juventus
The Bianconeri are reportedly determined to make a major defensive addition to their squad for next season and Paris-Saint Germain’s versatile Kimpembe is on the club’s shortlist. According to Tuttosport, Juve are aware the 23-year-old could be open to a move away from the Parc des Princes as he’s not considered an automatic first-choice under coach Thomas Tuchel. Kimpembe is one of three defensive targets with Ajax’s Matthijs De Ligt and Joachim Anderson of Sampdoria also under consideration.
Kerem Demirbay to Liverpool
Hoffenheim midfielder Demirbay remains on Liverpool’s radar, says a report on Turkish-football.com. The Premier League club considered making an approach earlier this year only for the 25-year-old to suffer an ankle injury. The report claims the Reds have maintained communication with Demirbay’s representatives following his return to the Hoffenheim first-team and the deep-lying midfielder is represented by Arena11, who also act on behalf of Sadio Mane and Naby Keita.
Malcom to Inter Milan
Inter were unable to bring Malcom to San Siro in the summer but his lack of game time for Barcelona means the Nerazzurri could make a second attempt. Technical director Piero Auselio and coach Luciano Spalletti are big admirers of the Brazilian winger but once Barcelona joined the race to sign him from Bordeaux they were priced out of a move. El Mundo Deportivo claim, in light of Malcom’s lack of activity for the Blaugrana, that Inter have made it known they are once again interested.
Steven Bergwijn to Liverpool
Scouts from Liverpool and Manchester United reportedly watched PSV Eindhoven winger Bergwijn in action against Inter Milan earlier this month. De Telegraaf reports there is interest in the 20-year-old from across Europe but that he wants to play a full season and prove himself in the Champions League before committing to a transfer. PSV turned down bids from Bordeaux and Torino in the summer, while Bayer Leverkusen, Sevilla and Inter have all declared an interest in the past.
Olivier Giroud to West Ham
West Ham will try to convince Giroud to swap West London for East London in January, according to The Mirror. The Hammers were interested in signing the France international at the start of this year before he switched from Arsenal to Chelsea, but Manuel Pellegrini wants to add another striker to his squad meaning the club could return for the veteran frontman. Giroud is out of contract at Stamford Bridge at the end of the season with no indication the Blues are preparing to extend his deal.