Transfer Rater: Luka Modric to Tottenham, Tanguy N'Dombele to Manchester 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.
Aleksandr Golovin to Juventus
He has been one of the stars of this summer's World Cup so far and now Golovin is attracting attention from Juventus, according to Tuttosport. The Manchester United target was the subject of an €18million bid earlier in the week, but CSKA Moscow are demanding a fee closer to €25m for the 22-year-old. That price could rise with a few more sparkling performances for Russia at the World Cup.
Alvaro Morata to Borussia Dortmund
Morata struggled in his first season at Chelsea. By the end of the campaign, the Spanish striker found himself on the bench at Stamford Bridge, but Borussia Dortmund could be about to offer him an escape route, according to Bild. The Bundesliga side want the 25-year-old to be their frontman next season, but have a fall-back plan if they are priced out of a move for the former Juventus and Real Madrid forward.
Luka Modric to Tottenham
He provided one of the highlights of the 2018 World Cup with his stunning strike for Croatia against Argentina on Thursday and now Tottenham have made an offer to Real Madrid for Luka Modric, according to reports in Spain. This might be ambitious, but the Spanish giants are thought to be on the look-out for Modric's long-term successor and so a return to Spurs might appeal to both Real Madrid and the midfielder himself.
Tanguy N'Dombele to Manchester United
Jose Mourinho made it clear as long ago as February that he would sign at least one midfielder this summer. The arrival of Fred was made official on Thursday and now Manchester United are interested in Lyon's N'Dombele, according to Le10Sport, via the Manchester Evening News. The 21-year-old only signed for Lyon earlier in the transfer window having spent last season on loan from Amiens, but Mourinho is reportedly interested in the Juventus and Spurs target.
Declan Rice to Bournemouth
Bournemouth and Crystal Palace are weighing up bids for the West Ham United teenager, according to The Sun. The signing of France Under-21 international Issa Diop is likely to limit the Irishman's game time at the London Stadium next season. The Hammers are still in contract talks with the 19-year-old, but a move to Bournemouth in particular could appeal to Rice.