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.
Diafra Sakho to Crystal Palace
The writing has been on the wall for Sakho’s West Ham career since a collapsed move to West Brom in the summer of 2016. The striker made just two Premier League starts last season and has picked up all 14 of his league appearances this term as a substitute, scoring twice. According to the Daily Telegraph, the 28-year-old will solve Crystal Palace’s striker shortage by joining the Eagles in a £10 million deal.
Alex Pritchard to Huddersfield Town
A one-time prospect at Tottenham, attacking midfielder Pritchard has been able to show his ability in the Championship, first with Brentford and now at Norwich City. The ex-England Under-21 international, 24, is set to undergo a medical at Huddersfield Town, according to the Daily Mirror, ahead of an £11m move.
Daniel Sturridge to Inter Milan
Behind Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah in the pecking order at Liverpool, Sturridge is desperate to get more minutes ahead of this summer’s World Cup in Russia. So much so that according to Tuttosport, the 28-year-old has offered himself on loan to Inter Milan. Sturridge has managed just five Premier League starts and 431 minutes of top-flight action this season, scoring twice.
Dani Ceballos to Liverpool
One of the stars of last summer’s Under-21 European Championships, Ceballos was quickly snapped up by Real Madrid after scoring four in four to guide Spain to the final, where they were beaten by Germany. But the diminutive midfielder has found it hard to get past his illustrious peers and looks set to move away from the Bernabeu this month. Liverpool are keen, with Jurgen Klopp keen to add creativity to his midfield following Philippe Coutinho’s £142m move to Barcelona.
Joe Allen to Celtic
Stoke midfielder Allen was one of Brendan Rodgers’ first signings when he joined Liverpool from Swansea City in 2012. But the Welshman struggled to replicate his best form at Anfield and moved to the Potteries in the summer of 2016 after falling out of favour under Klopp. According to the Daily Mail, Rodgers is keen on a reunion with the midfielder and has made the 27-year-old a Celtic target as the Bhoys look to win their seventh consecutive Scottish Premiership title and advance in the Europa League.