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.
Marouane Fellaini to West Ham United
The Manchester United midfielder could leave the club on a free transfer next summer after he reportedly refused the contract they offered him in September. His current deal runs out at the end of the season and that has led to speculation that he could reunite with David Moyes at West Ham United. The two worked together at Everton before Moyes brought him to Old Trafford, while the Belgian has previously admitted crying when the Scotsman was sacked from his job at Manchester United.
Sandro Ramirez to Valencia
After failing to make much of an impact since his arrival at Goodison Park in the summer, starting just three Premier League matches and failing to score a league goal, Sandro could be on his way out of Everton. According to the Daily Mail, he is a Valencia transfer target and the Spanish side, currently unbeaten in La Liga, are reported to be eyeing up a loan deal for January, with the view of potentially bringing him in permanently should he impress.
Mesut Ozil to Chelsea
Speculation over Ozil’s future continues to grow, with the German midfielder out of contract in the summer. He had been subject of interest from Barcelona and Manchester United, but the latest club to be linked with him is Chelsea. According to Sport Bild, Arsenal’s London rivals haven’t been put off by his wage demands and will be in the hunt for him at the end of the season.
Adel Taarabt to Sevilla
Currently on loan at Genoa, former QPR and Tottenham Hotspur man Taarabt could be on the move once more. Calciomercato report that Sevilla are watching the midfielder in Italy and are considering making a move for the 28-year-old. His 18-month loan deal with Genoa runs out in the summer and the Spanish side are reportedly considering approaching his parent club Benfica when he returns from Italy.
Islam Slimani to Watford
Watford boss Marco Silva is considering a reunion with Slimani, according to the Daily Mirror. The Portuguese manager worked with the striker at Sporting Lisbon and wants to bring him in on loan during the winter transfer window. Despite signing for a then club-record £29 million fee in the summer of 2016, the Algerian is now behind Jamie Vardy, Kelechi Iheanacho and Shinji Okazaki in the pecking order at Leicester City and has started just one Premier League game this season.