Transfer Rater: Adrien Rabiot to Man United, Anthony Martial to Bayern Munich
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.
Anthony Martial to Bayern Munich
The Frenchman continues to be linked with a move away from Manchester United, with The Daily Star claiming that Martial's representatives have held talks with the Bundesliga giants over a potential move. Martial is tipped to leave Old Trafford after falling out of favour under Jose Mourinho following the arrival of Alexis Sanchez in January. The 22-year-old endured a frustrating second half to the season and was subsequently excluded from France's World Cup squad, with many speculating that his declining status in the national team would lead to his United exit. It remains to be seen whether or not Bayern meet United's asking price, which is believed to be around £70m. Spurs and Juve continue to monitor the forward's situation closely too.
Juan Quintero to Wolves
The newly-promoted Premier League side are plotting an ambitious swoop for the Colombian playmaker following his eye-catching displays at the World Cup, according to The Daily Mirror. Quintero is currently on loan at River Plate from Porto, and while the Argentine giants intend on making the deal permanent, the 25-year-old may be tempted by the prospect of re-establishing himself in Europe. The playmaker also emerged among Real Madrid transfer rumours after starring for Colombia in Group H in Russia, scoring a free kick against Japan before teeing up Radamel Falcao for the striker's first World Cup goal in the thrilling 3-0 win over Poland. Tottenham are reported to be among the other interested parties.
Alassane Plea to West Ham
The Hammers are currently locked in a battle with Fulham for the highly-rated Nice striker's signature, according to The Sun. Tottenham and Newcastle have reportedly also expressed an interest in the 25-year-old, who scored 16 goals in Ligue 1 last season and is said to be open to leaving the French club. New West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini is hoping to add quality to his attacking ranks having already signed defenders Issa Diop and Ryan Fredericks as well as goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski from Swansea City. However, the Chilean tactician will face stiff competition from rival Premier League managers for Plea, who is rated at £25m.
Adrien Rabiot to Manchester United
The Red Devils are reportedly one of several clubs to have held talks with the wantaway Paris Saint-Germain midfielder, according to Paris United. Manchester City, Juventus and Barcelona have also spoken to Rabiot's agent, his mother Veronique, with the 23-year-old seemingly open to leaving Paris following his exclusion from France's World Cup squad. Rabiot was used sparingly by Unai Emery at the Parc des Princes last season and is uncertain over how new boss Thomas Tuchel plans to incorporate him into his Parisian revolution. Rabiot reportedly intends to hold talks with Tuchel in the coming weeks but it seems the deep-lying playmaker will not be short of options should he opt to leave the French champions.
Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus
Tuttosport have run a sensational story claiming that Jorge Mendes is attempting to engineer a deal that would see Ronaldo join Juve. The agent, who represents Ronaldo, recently helped Joao Cancelo, another one of his clients, secure a big-money move to the Serie A champions but reportedly also lay the groundwork for the Real Madrid star's arrival. Ronaldo's future at the Bernabeu has once again become the source of speculation, with some reports claiming the 33-year-old is considering a new challenge after winning three consecutive Champions League titles with Los Blancos. Zinedine Zidane's sudden departure as Madrid boss and Ronaldo's recent tax-evasion case may also be contributing factors in the Portuguese striker's supposed eagerness to find a new club.