Transfer Rater: Willian to AC Milan, David Luiz to Man 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.
Willian to AC Milan
The versatile Chelsea midfielder is wanted in January by by Serie A big spenders AC Milan, according to Calciomercato. Earlier in the week, Antonio Conte's men were linked with a move for Paris Saint-Germain's Lucas Moura, with Le10Sport suggesting his potential arrival at Stamford Bridge would see Willian's Chelsea career come to an end. The 29-year-old was a starter under Jose Mourinho but has slipped down the pecking order since Conte was appointed.
Domingos Quina to Manchester United
Manchester United have renewed their interest in 17-year-old Quina and sent scouts to watch the West Ham United youngster when he turned out, and scored, for Portugal Under-19s during the international break. Quina is considered to be one of the most exciting talents under the age of 18 in the world and United, along with Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain, have been keeping an eye on the former Chelsea academy player for some time.
Manuel Lanzini to Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid are interested in bringing West Ham United playmaker Lanzini to the Wanda Metropolitano if reports in AS are to be believed. Diego Simeone is thought to be a long-term admirer of his compatriot and wants to add him to his Atletico side. However, it won't be easy with Tottenham also keeping tabs on the situation. Mauricio Pochettino views the Argentine as a potential replacement for Real Madrid target Dele Alli if Los Blancos make a summer move for the 21-year-old.
Jasper Cillessen to Newcastle United
Reports in Marca claim Newcastle could sign Barcelona's second choice goalkeeper Cillessen in January for around the £9 million mark. The La Liga leaders are looking to cut their wage bill and the Netherlands International could be a victim. Rafael Benitez is a long-term admirer of the former Ajax man, and Newcastle have been linked with a move for him over a number of transfer windows. However, they may opt to finally go big on the keeper to oust Rob Elliot as No.1 at St James' Park.
David Luiz to Manchester United
Mourinho took full advantage of disharmony at Chelsea during the summer to bring Nemanja Matic to Old Trafford and he could do the same in January after Conte banished Luiz to the stands for Chelsea's 1-0 win over Manchester United. The Daily Star report the Brazilian centre-back is angling for a move away after receiving no support from the Chelsea hierarchy and that Mourinho has made his former player a target.