Transfer Rater: Toni Kroos to Manchester United, Romelu Lukaku to Real Madrid
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.
Jack Wilshere to Fenerbahce
Wilshere will move to Fenerbahce when his Arsenal deal expires on Sunday, according to Turkish journalist Volkan Demir. The former England international doesn't seem to be a part of Unai Emery's plans next season and intends to move to Istanbul after having talks with the Turkish side. Fenerbahce finished second last season and Wilshere should offer an ideal long-term replacement for 37-year-old midfielder Emre Belozoglu.
Alisson to Chelsea
Chelsea have taken a further step towards signing Roma goalkeeper Alisson despite strong interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid, according to Marca. The London club are wary of Thibaut Courtois entering the final year of his deal at Stamford Bridge and are prepared to pay £62 million to sign the Brazilian shot-stopper as a replacement for the Belgian keeper.
Aleksandr Golovin to Chelsea
Juventus' loss may be Chelsea's gain in the pursuit of Russian midfielder Golovin. The CSKA Moscow star has been the subject of interest from the Italian club for much of the summer, as reported by Goal. However, the Turin side aren't willing to go as high as CSKA's £25m evaluation of the player. Chelsea, acutely aware of their need for a central midfielder this summer, are far less put off by the lofty price tag.
Toni Kroos to Manchester United
Jose Mourinho and Ed Woodward have identified Kroos as not only an ideal addition to the Manchester United team, but also a player that could get the best out of Paul Pogba at Old Trafford. However, according to AS, Real Madrid have absolutely no intention of selling the German midfielder, who they believe to be a crucial part of the squad's future. Should United come calling, they will most likely be politely made aware of Kroos' €500m release clause.
Romelu Lukaku to Real Madrid
Real Madrid's attempts to rejuvenate their ageing frontline have seen them turn to Manchester United forward Lukaku. The Belgian, who has four World Cup goals to his name already, netted 27 times in all competitions last season. According to Diario Gol, Real will offer £50m and Cristiano Ronaldo in exchange for the 25-year-old.