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WELCOME to your deadline day club-by-club round-up of Premier League gossip based on our unique Football Whispers Index – don’t forget the hottest Whispers are those closest to 5.0…


  • Arsenal’s teenage German midfielder Gedion Zelalem is wanted by Bolton Wanderers, with the Trotters looking likely to get their man on deadline day. (4.5)
  • Another young German player could be on his way out of the Emirates, with Serge Gnabry linked with a move back to the Bundesliga with Wolfsburg, although Bayern Munich are also said to be interested. (4.2)
  • England midfielder Jack Wilshere looks set to seal a season-long loan deal away from Arsenal, with Crystal Palace among the myriad interested clubs. (4.0)


  • Bournemouth’s wonderfully named defender Rhoys Wiggins is wanted by Championship side Birmingham City. (4.1)
  • News broke yesterday of Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere’s loan availability. Bournemouth would love to take the England star to the Vitality Stadium. (3.9)
  • Ivory Coast attacker Max Gradel could be set for a return to Ligue 1 with Lyon. (3.2)


  • Birmingham City are closing in on a swoop for Burnley striker Lukas Jutkiewicz. (4.5)
  • Burnley are thought to be close to sealing a late deal for Derby County midfielder Jeff Hendrick. (4.5)
  • The Clarets are also considering a move for Everton’s James McCarthy. (2.0)


  • Chelsea have reportedly agreed a fee with Fiorentina for former Bolton Wanderers left-back Marcos Alonso. (4.8)
  • The Blues are also trying to push through a deal to sign Lazio’s Dutch centre-back Stefan de Vrij. (4.3)
  • And to complete their deadline day Serie A raid, Chelsea are also trying to sign Internazionale midfielder Marcelo Brozovic. (4.0)

Crystal Palace

  • Crystal Palace are thought to be closing in on a move for Genoa’s Venezuelan defensive midfielder Tomás Rincón. (4.2)
  • The Eagles are also leading the race to sign Jack Wilshere on loan from Arsenal. (4.0)
  • Wilfried Zaha is on Tottenham Hotspurs’ radar, but Palace are refusing to sell their star winger. (3.3)


  • Everton have not given up on signing Manolo Gabbiadini from Napoli, but they are yet to meet the Partenopeis asking price. (4.4)
  • The Toffees are believed to be closing in on a big-money move for Porto attacking midfielder Yacine Brahimi. (3.8)
  • Republic of Ireland winger Aiden McGeady is wanted by Middlesbrough. (3.0)

Hull City

  • Aston Villa still want to sign Abel Hernández from Hull City, but time is running out on this protracted saga. (3.5)
  • The Tigers are interested in signing Southampton attacker Jay Rodriguez. (2.9)
  • Jeff Hendrick of Derby County is another man wanted at the KCOM Stadium. (2.4)

Leicester City

  • Leicester City are on the brink of signing highly rated Algerian striker Islam Slimani from Sporting Clube de Portugal. (4.3)
  • The Foxes are also trying to sign another player from Sporting: Portugal international Adrien Silva is wanted to bolster Claudio Ranieri’s midfield. (3.3)
  • Riyad Mahrez has committed his immediate future to Leicester, but Arsenal are keeping tabs on the Algerian winger. (3.0)


  • Liverpool have had a bid rejected for Borussia Dortmund’s teenage sensation Christian Pulisic, with they go back with an improved offer? (4.2)
  • Experienced Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva is wanted by Serie A side Roma. (2.3)
  • Mamadou Sakho could be set for an Anfield exit as he continues to be linked with a move to Stoke City. (2.2)

Manchester City

  • Joe Hart’s loan move to Serie A side Torino is to be announced imminently; the England goalkeeper has already been pictured holding the Serie A side’s shirt. (5.0)
  • French defender Eliaquim Mangala is being linked with a return to Porto, two years after leaving the Portuguese club. (2.5)
  • Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony seems to be surplus to requirements at the Etihad; will Stoke City snap him up? (4.8)

Manchester United

  • Marcos Rojo is the subject of interest from Valencia, as they seek to replace Arsenal new boy Shkodran Mustafi. (3.5)
  • If Rojo leaves, Manchester United would love to replace him with Monaco full-back Fabinho. (3.0)
  • The Red Devils are also keen on Southampton skipper José Fonte, but this Whisper is fading as the deadline approaches. (1.9)


  • Middlesbrough are weighing up a move for Aston Villa’s former Barcelona winger Adama Traore. (4.4)
  • Boro are also looking at Everton winger Aiden McGeady. (3.0)
  • While Adam Reach continues to be linked with a move away from the Riverside. Sheffield Wednesday are interested. (2.3)


  • Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez is wanted by Hull City. (2.9)
  • Manchester United still want José Fonte, but the 32-year-old looks likely to remain at St. Mary’s. (1.9)
  • The Saints are being linked with a late move for Utrecht’s French striker Sébastien Haller. (1.6)

Stoke City

  • Stoke City are closing in on a loan deal for Porto’s Dutch defender Bruno Martins Indi. (4.8)
  • Lyon’s diminutive French midfielder Mathieu Valbuena has emerged as a shock target for the Potters. (3.4)
  • And Mark Hughes has not given up hope of signing Saido Berahino from West Bromwich Albion. (2.5) 


Swansea City

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly made a £30 million offer for Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko. (4.7)
  • Spurs are finally closing in on the signing of Georges-Kévin N’Koudou from Marseille. (4.0)
  • Could the North Londoners also pull off a shock swoop for Real Madrid star Isco? (3.4)


  • Could Watford be lining up a deadline day move for AC Milan’s Brazilian striker Luiz Adriano? (3.3)
  • The Hornets are considering a move for Everton midfielder James McCarthy before the transfer window closes. (2.0)
  • Chelsea midfielder Kenedy has moved to Vicarage Road on loan in search of regular football.

West Bromwich Albion

  • Jonny Evans continues to be linked with Arsenal despite the Gunners wrapping up a deal for German defender Shkodran Mustafi. (3.6)
  • West Bromwich Albion have reportedly had an offer rejected for Sporting Clube de Portugal defensive midfielder William Carvalho. (3.4)
  • The Baggies are interested in signing 27-year-old forward Jay Rodriguez from Southampton. (3.4)

West Ham United

  • West Ham United may well have concluded their business for this window, but there is a faint Whisper linking them to Micah Richards. (1.2)
  • The Hammers have also been linked to Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony for several weeks now, but their capture of Simone Zaza from Juventus may well have put paid to any potential East London move for the former Swansea City man. (1.1)
  • A Swansea loan deal for Enner Valencia could happen if an agreement can be made quickly. (2.5)

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