Transfer Rater: Gonzalo Higuain to Chelsea, Andrea Belotti to AC 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 for the summer. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip.
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.
Andrea Belotti to AC Milan
Milan, not content with eight signings, are set to continue their summer of spending and Chelsea transfer target Belotti is next on their hit list. Tuttomercatoweb claim the arrival of centre-back Leonardo Bonucci from Juventus, who happens to be Belotti's son's favourite player, puts them in the driving seat for his signature. Milan have already offered a player-plus-cash deal amounting to £35 million as well as Torino targets Gabriel Paletta and M'Baye Niang.
Juan Foyth to Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has been in talks with Estudiantes president, former Manchester United and Chelsea midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron, over the potential arrival of Foyth. The pair, who were teammates for Argentina, have held talks in London with Spurs eager to bring the 19-year-old centre-back to the club. Sky Sports believe an £8m deal is close but the player's arrival would be subject to him being granted a work permit.
Gonzalo Higuain to Chelsea
According to Tuttosport, Chelsea have seen an £88m bid rejected by Juventus for striker Higuain. Antonio Conte is in the market for a striker after falling out with Diego Costa and having seen Manchester United steal Romelu Lukaku from under their noses. Transfer target Alvaro Morata has pledged his future to Real Madrid for now and Andrea Belotti looks to favour a move to Milan. Undeterred by the rejection, the report goes on to claim Conte is determined to bag for the former Napoli star and will raise his offer.
Andre Carrillo to Watford
Reports in Portugal suggest Watford are lining up a loan move for Benfica winger Carrillo. Record report that boss Marco Silva is keen to reunite with the player he managed during his season at Sporting Lisbon and that the club would be prepared to loan him for a fee of €1m. Watford were earlier linked with Lazar Markovic, another former Benfica winger, but Liverpool rejected their offer and it appears the Vicarage Road club have now started to look elsewhere.
Loic Remy to Everton
Everton have emerged as favourites to sign Chelsea striker Remy. Sky Sports claim that Everton, along with Marseille and Southampton, are keen on the French international forward, who will be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge after failing to establish himself as a first-teamer. After the departure of £75m Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United, Ronald Koeman is in the market for goals and Remy, when given the opportunity, knows where the back of the net is.