Transfer Rater: Jan Oblak to Liverpool, Clement Lenglet 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.
Jorginho to Manchester City
Pep Guardiola is ready to gazump his long-time nemesis Jose Mourinho for Napoli and Italy midfielder Jorginho. According to the Sun, both Manchester City and United have scouted the 26-year-old extensively with Guardiola keen to add another deep-lying midfielder to his squad. Jorginho has reportedly said he prefers a move to the Etihad over Old Trafford.
Joshua King to Newcastle United
King could be the man to turn Newcastle from a mid-table side into European contenders with manager Rafael Benitez hoping owner Mike Ashley will sanction a £20 million move for the Bournemouth striker. The Sun claim Norway international King, who was considered by Everton in January, could be tempted away from the South Coast with an attractive wage package. The Magpies have struggled to find a consistent goalscorer in the Premier League with Ayoze Perez and Dwight Gayle their leading marksmen on five each.
Jan Oblak to Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp's long-time quest to find a world class goalkeeper has led to Atletico Madrid No. 1 Oblak. The Mirror report the Slovenian has a €100 million buyout clause with Arsenal, Juventus and PSG his other main suitors. Oblak, who has 21 clean sheets in 34 La Liga matches this season, admitted after Sunday's goalless draw with Real Betis that "nobody knows" what will happen regarding his future.
Clement Lenglet to Manchester United
Lenglet has found himself at the centre of a transfer tug-of-war between two of the world's biggest clubs in Barcelona and United. Centre-back Lenglet, 22, caught the eye as Sevilla knocked United out in the Champions League but has been on Barcelona's radar for much longer having impressed in La Liga since arriving in Andalucia from Nancy last January. The Sun believe Lenglet, who is pushing for a place in Didier Deschamps' France squad, is valued at around £20m.
Sam Johnstone to Tottenham
Manchester United are in danger of losing goalkeeper Johnstone to Premier League rivals Tottenham following his impressive performances on loan at Aston Villa. Johnstone, 25, is out of contract at Old Trafford this summer with Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino keen to sign a new deputy to regular No. 1 Hugo Lloris according to reports in the Sun. Johnstone, who has 20 clean sheets in 44 appearances for Villa, has never made a first-team appearance for United having been with the club since 2010.