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.
Erik Lamela to Roma
Italian outlet LaRoma24 claim that Tottenham Hotspur have offered Lamela back to his former side Roma. The 25-year-old is yet to properly make a mark on Spurs’ squad after returning in November from a long-term hip injury that saw him sidelined for over a year. He has managed just 273 minutes of Premier League football across 11 appearances, with Christian Eriksen, Dele Alli and Son Heung-Min all ahead of him in the pecking order. And with Mauricio Pochettino’s side linked to attackers like Lucas Moura, the Argentine international’s days in North London may be numbered.
Javier Pastore to Tottenham Hotspur
With Pastore wanting out of Paris Saint-Germain, he has become a Tottenham transfer target according to Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio. Both Spurs and Liverpool have reportedly made bids for the Argentine playmaker, but the player would favour a move back to Italy. He is reported to be keen on a move to Inter Milan, but price could be a problem. The Serie A side need to raise funds if they want a permanent deal and that could reopen the door to a move to Tottenham.
Layvin Kurzawa to Chelsea
Chelsea may have Roma’s Emerson Palmieri as their first-choice option to provide competition for Marcos Alonso, but they are also starting to look elsewhere according to Sky Sports Italia. Antonio Conte’s side have reportedly made enquiries for PSG left-back Layvin Kurzawa with fears that the transfer for Palmieri could fall through due to complications in the potential signing of Edin Dzeko, with the two targeted to both move from Chelsea to Roma in the same deal.
Arthur Masuaku to Roma
West Ham full-back Masuaku is a Roma transfer target, according to Tuttomercatoweb. Should Palmieri move to Chelsea, the Serie A side will need another left-back and have identified the 24-year-old as a potential replacement. The former Olympiacos man is reportedly valued at around £15.6 million, and West Ham would be reluctant to sell him after he impressed under David Moyes in recent weeks.
Jack Harrison to West Ham United
West Ham are reportedly in the hunt for Stoke City transfer target Harrison. The Stoke Sentinel claims the East Londoners, alongside Leicester City, are providing competition for Paul Lambert’s side. West Ham are yet to make an official bid for the English youngster, while Stoke have already have a bid of around £3.25m rejected by New York City FC and are favourites to bring him in this month, with the winger having been born in the city.