Transfer Rater: Dejan Lovren and Branislav Ivanovic to Barcelona
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.
Raheem Sterling to Real Madrid
Representatives of the European champions reportedly watched on in Seville as Sterling twice stole behind the Spanish defence to finish past David De Gea. His goals for England showed that he can transfer his Manchester City form to the international stage after all, and Real Madrid liked what they saw. The Daily Mail report that Real have turned their attention to Sterling, having been interested in him since his time at Liverpool.
Nicolo Barella to Arsenal
Arsenal will challenge Serie A sides for the signature of Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport. Both Milan clubs, plus Roma, have shown interest in the 21-year-old and he has also been linked with Liverpool. Barella recently made his debut for Italy, impressing in the recent 1-0 win against Poland, which has seen his stock rise even further.
Aaron Ramsey to Everton
Everton are the latest club to show interest in Ramsey, whose contract with Arsenal expires at the end of the season. Their manager, Marco Silva, would like to add extra quality to his midfield by signing the 27-year-old on a free transfer. Marcel Brands, Director of football at Goodison Park, is putting together a deal to tempt Ramsey to the club, according to the Sun.
Dejan Lovren to Barcelona
La Liga champions Barcelona are struggling at centre-back this season and will look to Liverpool for a solution. The club are interested in Dejan Lovren according to Mundo Deportivo, as the Croatian has not been a regular at Anfield this season due to the form of Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk.
Branislav Ivanovic to Barcelona
Another option for the Catalan club has emerged in the shape of former Chelsea defender Ivanovic, who is currently on the books at Russian Premier League side Zenit St. Petersburg. Mundo Deportivo believe that Ernesto Valverde's side could opt for a loan move for the 34-year-old Serbia international, which would secure his services on a temporary basis until next summer.