Transfer Rater: Bernardo Silva to Chelsea, Thibaut Courtois to Real
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 for the summer. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip.
Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid
Real Madrid are hoping to bring Thibaut Courtois back to La Liga this summer. The Belgium goalkeeper spent time in Madrid during his three-year loan spell with Atletico and still has a house in the Spanish capital. The Mirror claim the keeper tops the list of Real Madrid's summer transfer targets ahead of Manchester United's David De Gea. But the report goes on to suggest the 24-year-old could be convinced to stay at Stamford Bridge if the club pay him over £200,000-per-week.
Jason Lowe to West Brom
According to the Daily Mail, Blackburn Rovers utility man Jason Lowe is being monitored by Premier League duo West Brom and Hull City. The versatile 25-year-old's contract is up at the end of the season and he looks destined to leave in the summer. Tony Pulis is reportedly a keen admirer of the multifunctional midfielder, who can also play in defence.
Luis Muriel to West Ham
The Mirror are reporting that West Ham have been alerted to in-form Sampdoria striker Luis Muriel. The Colombia forward has scored 10 goals and picked up nine assists in Serie A this term and the 25-year-old looks as though he's finally fulfilling the promise he showed early in his career. He has a £24 million release clause in his contract and the Hammers may see him as the man to solve their problems in attack, having missed out on a number of high-profile forwards in the past.
Bernardo Silva to Chelsea
Monaco's Bernardo Silva is a target for both Chelsea and Manchester United. The Portuguese playmaker earned plaudits for his performance in the Ligue 1 side's win over Manchester City in the Champions League and is tipped to be on the move in the summer. The 22-year-old has opened the door to a move to England by telling The Times: "Of course it's nice to be associated with that kind of club [Chelsea] but I haven't thought a lot about it. One day I would like to play in England or Spain, in one of the best leagues in the world, but for now I'm very happy here."
Ruben Semedo to Southampton
The Sun report Everton manager Ronald Koeman is rivalling his former club Southampton for the signature of Sporting Lisbon centre-back Ruben Semedo. The 22-year-old has a reported £35m release clause in his contract but the Saints could be set to come into a windfall if Virgil Van Dijk leaves in the summer. However, the report also suggests Claude Puel wants to partner Semedo alongside Van Dijk.