Transfer Rater: Mohamed Salah to Barcelona, Aaron Ramsey to Manchester United
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.
Chris Brunt to Middlesbrough
Tony Pulis wants to be reunited with West Brom midfielder Chris Brunt this summer, handing him a return to the club he started his career. According to TEAMtalk, the 33-year-old tops Pulis' summer wishlist as he looks to piece together a squad he feels can do well in the Premier League. Middlesbrough occupy the final playoff position in the Championship with Pulis overseeing an upturn in form since succeeding Garry Monk.
Rodrigo to Tottenham
Valencia's versatile forward Rodrigo is in the middle of a three-way battle with Tottenham, Brighton and Everton all interested in bringing him to the Premier League. Reports in Calciomercato claim bidding will start at €40 million, with the former Real Madrid youngster having a €120m release clause. The forward is enjoying his best season to date, netting 16 goals in La Liga with Valencia shocking many by making a push for a finish in the Champions League places.
Mohamed Salah to Barcelona
According to reports in Spain, Barcelona and Real Madrid are keeping tabs on Salah's situation at Liverpool. The 25-year-old has been a revelation since joining the club from Roma in the summer and already has 28 Premier League goals to his name. But it is believed Liverpool wouldn't sell for anything under £200m. The former Chelsea player recently spoke out about being compared to Barcelona great Lionel Messi, saying: "It is certainly a good thing to be compared to a player as great as Messi, who has been at the top for as many years."
Luke Shaw to Chelsea
Boyhood Chelsea fan Shaw could be on his way to Stamford Bridge. The Daily Mail believe the Premier League champions are lining up a bid to put an end to his nightmare spell at Manchester United. Jose Mourinho views Tottenham's Danny Rose as his ideal left-back and there's no attempt from the United manager to smooth things over with Shaw, whose contract expires in 2019. There are suggestions the former Southampton full-back feels bullied by his manager and will seek a move.
Aaron Ramsey to Manchester United
United missed out on Ramsey when he opted to join Arsenal from Cardiff as a youngster but according to the Daily Star, they might finally get their man. The 27-year-old's all-action, box-to-box style is viewed as exactly what Mourinho's midfield needs and he could be available for a bargain price with his deal only running until 2019. Arsenal want to keep the Wales international but they know the lure of Champions League football may be too much to resist. Chelsea are also believed to be interested.