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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...

Transfer Talk: Liverpool eye move for Napoli striker Lorenzo Insigne

Gab Marcotti assesses the latest transfer rumours, including Liverpool's reported interest in Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne.
Players from across the league share their thoughts on Usain Bolt's pursuit of a contract with the Central Coast Mariners.

The transfer window for all of Europe's big five leagues is closed, but that doesn't stop Transfer Talk from rummaging around about who will be moving where come January.

TOP STORY: Liverpool eye Napoli striker Insigne

When you've scored six goals already this season in the league, you're going to be noticed. And that's what is happening to Napoli striker Lorenzo Insigne, who Rai Sport claim is attracting the attention of Liverpool.

Insigne, 27, has 116 goals in 360 appearances in Naples,...

Manchester United legend Michael Carrick had Liverpool shirt as a kid

Michael Carrick opens up about his hopes for his coaching career, including potentially one day taking charge of Manchester United.
Manchester United captain Michael Carrick thanks his teammates, manager and family following his final game at Old Trafford.
Michael Carrick reflects on the evolution of Manchester United's rivalries with Manchester City and Liverpool during his time at Old Trafford.

Michael Carrick may be a Manchester United legend -- but fans will be shocked to learn that their former midfielder had a Liverpool shirt as a kid.

Carrick won everything during his 12-year spell at Old Trafford. He is a five-time Premier League-winner, won two League Cups, an FA Cup, Champions League and a FIFA Club World Cup.

But despite winning so much with United, his younger self may have harboured ambitions with a different side in red.

"I think there could be a few people surprised at that...

Transfer Talk: Liverpool's Alberto Moreno on Barcelona shortlist as backup for Alba

The Exploding Heads take you through the weekend that was in the Premier League in a convenient 90-second (plus stoppages) package.
The FC guys and Ian Darke dive into the latest drama surrounding Jose Mourinho and the "manhunt" he believes is happening at Manchester United.

The transfer window for all of Europe's big five leagues is closed, but that doesn't stop Transfer Talk from rummaging around about who will be moving where come January.

Barcelona target Alba backup

Barcelona are looking for a left-back to serve as a back-up for Jordi Alba following Lucas Digne's summer departure to Everton and have turned their attentions to Ferland Mendy of Lyon. However, while the 23-year-old Frenchman is the top target, Barcelona also have some more "local" options according...

Jurgen Klopp won a league title after three years at Dortmund. Can he do it at Liverpool?

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold believes The Reds can still develop despite being unbeaten in the Premier League.
Stewart Robson details exactly how Liverpool were unable to play their normal game against Premier League champions Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp spent his third anniversary as Borussia Dortmund manager reflecting on the Bundesliga-winning campaign he had just overseen. As the three-year mark arrives at Liverpool on Monday, the German has been given another reminder that his team can be genuine contenders for the Premier League title.

Klopp is using this upcoming international break to afford himself a few days off, sources have told ESPN FC. He will get away from a city that believes its 28-year wait for the league title...

Why Guardiola should feel better than Klopp about Sunday's draw, Kovac in big trouble at Bayern

We were expecting entertainment but got very little. Still, you don't need to spin too much for both Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola to turn the scoreless draw at Anfield into a positive.

Klopp can say the result, after a very poor performance in Naples, shows his side have the mental strength to bounce back. And being on 20 points after eight games -- including matches against Chelsea and Spurs away, plus City at home -- is not a bad place to be. Particularly when you consider they're also in...