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…

Arsenal

  • Jeremy Mathieu of FC Barcelona is being considered as a defensive addition for Arsenal; the experienced French defender could be available following Barça’s capture of Samuel Umtiti from Lyon. (FW Index 4.2)
  • Shkodran Mustafi is another defender on the Gunners’ radar; he could be theirs for around £25 million. (4.7)
  • Although a new defender is a priority for Arsène Wenger, he’d love a new striker too. Lyon’s Alexandre Lacazette is a target. (4.0)

Bournemouth

  • Belgian defender Jason Denayer is thought be looking for a move away from Man City. The Vitality Stadium is a possible destination, although Sunderland, Southampton and Swansea are all interested. (2.2)

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Burnley

  • Former Manchester United target Steven Defour continues to be linked with a move to Turf Moor. (3.4)
  • Newcastle United’s Paul Dummett remains a target for Burnley, but this Whisper has faded over the last two days. (1.8)

Chelsea

  • Brazilian midfielder Kenedy has failed to nail down a regular place in the Chelsea eleven, and a move to Watford may now be on the cards. (4.8)
  • Antonio Conte wants a new centre-back, and Kalidou Koulibaly of Napoli is the man he has identified. (4.5)
  • Santos midfielder Thiago Maia could swap Brazil for Stamford Bridge once his participation in the Olympics comes to an end. (3.5)

Crystal Palace

  • We continue to await confirmation of Yannick Bolasie’s move to Everton, but the tricky winger should be a Toffee very soon. (4.9)
  • And Palace want to add to their firepower with the addition of Christian Benteke from Liverpool. (4.7)
  • Everton’s Oumar Niasse is another man on Alan Pardew’s radar. The Merseysiders would not be too sad to see the Senegalese winger go. (1.8)

Everton

  • Yannick Bolasie remains on the verge of a £30 million switch to Goodison Park; confirmation expected shortly. (4.9)
  • Sunderland’s powerful defender Lamine Koné could be another arrival for Everton, with an £18 million bid reportedly in the offing. (4.6)
  • Romelu Lukaku continues to be linked with a return to Chelsea, although this Whisper is not as hot as it was earlier in the week. (3.7)

Hull City

  • It was an opening day to remember for the Tigers as they beat champions Leicester City 2-1 at the KCOM Stadium
  • Aston Villa target Abel Hernández started the match against the Foxes (1.2)
  • Reading full-back Chris Gunter is a target for Hull City, as the Tigers scramble for reinforcements. (1.2)

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Leicester City

  • The Foxes have made a losing start to the defence of their crown – and have been told by Santos that any move for Brazilian striker Gabriel “Gabigol” Barbosa will have to wait until January. (4.0)
  • Arsenal want Leicester City winger Riyad Mahrez, but the Foxes are refusing to sell their star man. (3.6)
  • Jeffrey Schlupp was omitted from Leicester’s squad to play Hull today, sparking rumours that he could be on his way out of the King Power Stadium. West Bromwich Albion are interested. (4.8)

Liverpool

  • Christian Benteke is wanted by Crystal Palace (4.7), but West Brom (3.4) are also interested in the Belgian striker.
  • Exciting Ajax winger Anwar El Ghazi has emerged as a possible target for the Reds. The 21-year-old Dutchman has earned rave reviews in his homeland. (2.3)
  • FC Köln left-back Jonas Hector impressed for Germany at Euro 2016, and Liverpool could be set to make a move for the 26-year-old. (3.2)

Manchester City

  • Wilfried Bony is reportedly on Arsenal’s radar, as the Gunners hunt for a new striker. (4.3)
  • Defender Jason Denayer is considering his options and could be set for a move away from the Etihad. Sunderland (2.9) are currently ahead of Southampton (2.3), and Bournemouth (2.2) and Swansea City (2.2) in the running for the 21-year-old Belgian’s signature. (2.9)
  • Expect Joe Hart's FW Index to sky-rocket after he was ommitted from Pep Guardiola's first XI against Sunderland today.

Manchester United

  • Middlesbrough want to take young Brazilian midfielder Andreas Pereira on loan for the season. (3.7)
  • Juan Mata is thought to be a target for Everton, as the Spaniard considers his Manchester United future. (3.7)
  • Belgian wonderkid Youri Tielemans could be a surprise target to boost United’s midfield options this summer. (1.7)

Middlesbrough

  • Aitor Karanka continues to press for Manchester United youngster Andreas Pereira to join Middlesbrough on loan this season. (3.7)
  • Nicolas Lombaerts has told Boro that he will be leaving Zenit St Petersburg but for a return to his native Belgium.

Southampton

  • Jonas Knudsen of Ipswich Town could be a target for Southampton. (3.2)
  • The Saints are in the hunt for Manchester City’s Jason Denayer, but Sunderland lead the race for the Belgian defender. (1.6)
  • Jose Fonte has been named as a surprise target for Manchester United, as José Mourinho searches for an experienced centre-back. (2.6)

Stoke City

  • Saido Berahino is still wanted at Stoke City, with Mark Hughes in the market for a new striker. (3.3)
  • Former Arsenal and Manchester United striker Robin van Persie’s wage demands could scupper any deal for the Potters. (1.2)

Sunderland

  • Powerful defender Lamine Koné is thought to be close to a big-money move to Everton. (4.6)
  • Sunderland's move to be reunited with Rubin Kazan midfielder Yann M’Vila continues to yo-yo in the FW Index amid conflictin reported coming out of Russia. (2.8)
  • And Liam Bridcutt remains a target for Championship side Leeds United. (3.8)

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Swansea City

  • Swansea City are another side interested in taking Jason Denayer from Manchester City, but they stand behind Sunderland in the queue for the Belgian. (2.2)
  • The Swans are also considering a move for Tottenham Hotspur’s Nacer Chadli, although Spurs’ asking price could be prohibitive to any move. (2.2)

Tottenham Hotspur

  • The Georges-Kévin N’Koudou has been ousted from his position as the hottest Spurs Whisper today, as the White Hart Lane club are interested in Portuguese midfielder Adrien Silva. (3.3)
  • The N’Koudou Whisper has cooled, as Spurs are yet to agree a deal with Marseille for the young winger. (2.3)
  • Nabil Bentaleb has been training with the Spurs reserves lately, and Serie A giants Lazio could be about to take him to Italy. (3.5)

Watford

  • Chelsea midfielder Kenedy could be about to move to Watford in search of regular first-team football. (4.8)
  • Abdoulaye Doucouré continues to be linked with a return to France, with AS Monaco interested. (2.0)
  • Juventus midfielder Roberto Pereyra is reportedly available for transfer this summer, and the Hornets would love to take the Argentinian to Vicarage Road. (2.0)

West Bromwich Albion

  • The Baggies want Christian Benteke, but Crystal Palace remain favourites to sign the Liverpool striker. (3.4)
  • Arsenal are still sniffing around Jonny Evans, as they look to bolster their injury-ravaged defence. (2.7)
  • Leicester City’s Jeffrey Schlupp is the subject of transfer speculation today, with West Brom chasing the speedy left-footer. (4.8)

West Ham United

  • The Hammers are still in the hunt for a top class striker, and they have identified AC Milan’s Carlos Bacca as the ideal option. (2.0)
  • FC Porto’s Cameroonian hitman Vincent Aboubakar is also thought to be a target for West Ham. (1.4)
  • But the Irons trail in the three-way race behind Rennes (3.5) and Everton (2.4) for Lyon speedster Rachid Ghezzal. (1.3)

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