Transfer Rater: Faouzi Ghoulam to Liverpool, Mesut Ozil to Inter Milan
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.
David Silva to AC Milan
Silva is considering leaving Manchester City for AC Milan. The playmaker, who has already made six assists for Pep Guardiola's side this season, is out of contract at the end of next term but according to The Sun, he is tempted by the Serie A club's interest. At 31, Silva may feel it is time to move on from the Etihad, especially with Bernardo Silva waiting to succeed him.
Faouzi Ghoulam to Liverpool
Liverpool target Ghoulam has put the Premier League club on alert after an agent in Italy indicated he will not sign a new deal with Napoli. The 26-year-old left-back has emerged as a top target for Jurgen Klopp who, despite signing Andy Robertson in the summer, is keen to add reinforcements at left-back. "I don't think Ghoulam will renew with Napoli," Mario Giuffredi, who is the agent of Mario Rui, said via Football Italia. Rui is on loan at Napoli from Roma and will hope to benefit from the Algerian's departure by establishing himself as the club's first-choice left-back.
Javier Pastore to Inter Milan
Inter Milan are considering a January move for Pastore. The attacking midfielder is reportedly planning an exit from Paris Saint-Germain in search of regular first-team action. The high-profile summer arrivals of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar have pushed the Argentina international down the pecking order at the Parc des Princes and he wants to give himself every opportunity of making the World Cup squad for next summer, provided Argentina qualify. Pastore has been with PSG since 2011 and has helped them to four Ligue 1 titles.
Tyler Roberts to Swansea City
Swansea are one of a host of Premier League clubs keeping close tabs on West Brom teenager Roberts. The 18-year-old, who has impressed on loan at Walsall, is also attracting interest from Brighton and Sunderland. His eye-catching form in the lower leagues has not gone unnoticed by Wales manager Chris Coleman, who named him as a stand-by player for their World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland back in March. He has also been named in the Under-21 squad for their upcoming game against Liechtenstein.
Mesut Ozil to Inter Milan
Inter Milan are interested in signing Arsenal playmaker Ozil. The Germany international is in the final year of his contract at the Emirates and there has been no indication he will sign a new deal. The Manchester United target is also said to be open to the idea of reuniting with Jose Mourinho, and is free to negotiate with potential new suitors from January. Inter president Erick Thohir recently played down talk of an Ozil move as "gossip," but the Serie A side remain strongly linked with the 28-year-old.