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


  • With Valencia now refusing to sell Shkodran Mustafi for anything other than his £43.1 million buy-out clause… (3.0)
  • … and West Bromwich Albion’s hiking their asking price for Jonny Evans up to £25 million… (4.3)
  • … the Gunners are now looking at Manchester United's Phil Jones, but Jose Mourihno has told club insiders not to do business with the North Londoners. (1.7)


  • Another quiet day by the Dorset coast… the Cherries travel to Morecambe tonight in the EFL Cup Second Round.


  • Birkir Bjarnason is anything but icy on the Whispers To Watch scale today – the mercury is rising on a deal for FC Basel’s 28-year-old Icelander. (2.3)
  • The Clarets are also considering a swoop for another Euro 2016 hero, Wales' Hal Robson-Kanu to be precise. (1.4)


  • Chelsea’s search for a centre-back continues, with AC Milan’s talented 21-year-old defender Alessio Romagnoli reportedly the subject of a €25 million bid. (3.7)
  • … the Rossoneri are reportedly interested in the Blues' young central midfielder Mario Pasalic as part of any deal. (2.4)
  • At the other end of the age-scale to Romagnoli, Antonio Conte could instead turn to a more familiar face in Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini. (3.5)

Crystal Palace

  • The Eagles' search for further attacking reinforcements continues – a loan to permanent move for Chelsea striker Loic Remy is in the offing. (2.3)
  • And Fiorentina striker Khouma Babacar is another option being considered by Alan Pardew. (1.1)

Manolo Gabbiadini


  • Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini is a target, but will the Partenopei sell another striker after already losing Gonzalo Higuaín to Juventus this summer? (3.6)
  • With Claudio Bravo in town to close out his Manchester City move, England No.1 Joe Hart could be looking for a new club. Will that club be Everton? (3.5)
  • Meanwhile, Southampton's Curacao full-back Cuco Martina could be reunited with old boss Ronald Koeman. (2.0)

Hull City

  • The FW Index graph is pointing up again on Aston Villa signing Abel Hernández from Hull City. (3.2)
  • Today's Whisper To Watch, Micah Richards, could be heading the other way to Hernández . (2.7)
  • Hull are also interested in £2.5 million Legia Warsaw striker Nemanja Nikolic, but they face competition from Napoli. (2.0)

Leicester City

  • Teenage striker Gabriel “Gabigol” Barbosa helped Brazil win their first ever Olympic football gold medal, and Premier League champions Leicester City would love to bring the golden boy to England. (1.5)
  • It looks as though Leicester have been successful in fending off West Bromwich Albion’s interest in Jeffrey Schlupp, as the full-back appears to be staying at the King Power Stadium. (1.0)


  • FC Porto’s Dutch defender Bruno Martins Indi is a target for Liverpool as the transfer deadline approaches. (2.5)
  • The Reds may be ready to part ways with 23-year-old Spanish midfielder Luis Alberto, with Fenerbahçe interested. (2.2)
  • Three Italian clubs are considering a move for Mario Balotelli: Bologna, Chievo and Lazio are now in the chase for the talented, yet frustrating striker. (1.3)

Manchester City

  • Manchester City are close to securing the €20 million capture of goalkeeper Claudio Bravo from Barcelona. (4.9)
  • And with Bravo coming in, Joe Hart will likely be leaving City, with Everton interested in the England stopper. (3.5)
  • West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic has admitted he is considering making a move for Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony. (3.0)

Manchester United

  • Manchester United have not given up hope of signing Southampton captain José Fonte before the transfer window closes. (3.1)
  • And Monaco full-back Fabinho remains a target for United, but the Red Devils may have to offload some defenders before bringing any more in. (3.1)
  • Fulham are refusing to admit defeat in their bid to loan United’s promising Brazilian midfielder Andreas Pereira. (1.9)


  • Norwich City want to sign Middlesbrough’s Scottish striker Jordan Rhodes – the Scot is likely to figure for Boro in tonight's EFL Cup tie at Fulham. (1.3)
  • While young Tees' winger Adam Reach is wanted by Preston North End. (1.0)


  • Manchester United have not given up hope of signing Southampton captain José Fonte before the transfer window closes. (3.3)
  • And West Bromwich Albion want to take Saints forward Jay Rodriguez to the Hawthorns. (2.0)
  • The Saints have emerged as contenders to sign talented Lille attacking midfielder Sofiane Boufal, with Watford also interested. (1.2)

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Stoke City

  • Could Manchester United defender Phil Jones be in line for a move to Stoke City? The Guardian claims the Red Devils are not looking to offload the England player. (2.4)
  • The Potters would love to sign talented Barcelona youngster Munir El Haddadi but will have to fight Spurs for the forward. (1.9)
  • Stoke are also thought to be interested in AS Monaco midfielder Tiemoué Bakayoko. (1.1) 


  • Sunderland could be set to line up a move for Atlético Madrid former Liverpool full-back Javier Manquillo. (3.0)
  • … having lost out to arch rivals Newcastle United today for the signature of Deandre Yedlin.
  • One former Black Cats loanee still in with a shout of a return to Wearside is Rubin Kazan midfielder Yann M’Vila. (2.8)

Swansea City

  • Just the sole Swansea Whisper today – energetic Torino midfielder Joel Obi. (1.0)

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Tottenham Hotspur could be about to make a move for talented Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu. The Turkish international is one of the deadliest free-kick specialists in the world. (4.3)
  • Nabil Bentaleb is closing in on a move to the Bundesliga with Schalke 04. (3.8)
  • And Spurs continue to pursue a deal to sign Marseille winger Georges-Kévin N’Koudou… this could face a last-minute hitch. (3.8)


  • The Hornets have completed the £7 million swoop for Newcastle United’s Netherlands international full-back Daryl Janmaat.
  • Serie A side Undinese are considering a move to sign Watford midfielder Christian Kabasele. (3.7)
  • And the Vicarage Road club are also being linked with an audacious bid to sign the highly-rated Lille Sofiane Boufal from under the noses of Southampton. (1.2)

West Bromwich Albion

  • Arsenal are looking at West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans, as they search for defensive reinforcements. (4.3)
  • The Baggies are interested in signing former England attacker Jay Rodriguez from Southampton. (2.3)
  • And the Hawthorns club could also be set to make a move to sign Charlie Taylor from Leeds United. (2.3)

West Ham United

  • Slaven Bilic today called Manchester City’s Wilfried Bony a ‘good player' – high praise indeed, but good enough for a big-money move? (3.0)
  • The Hammers could also make a move for Juventus’ Italian international marksman Simone Zaza, who famously missed a penalty in bizarre fashion during the Azzurri’s shootout defeat to Germany at Euro 2016. (2.4)
  • AC Milan have joined Fiorentina in lining up a swoop for West Ham’s Spanish midfielder Pedro Obiang. (2.3)

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