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…


  • AS Monaco’s versatile defender Marcel Tisserand remains a firm Arsenal Whisper due to France Football linking the Gunners with a move for the 23-year-old. (FW Index 3.1)
  • Arsène Wenger is still in the hunt for a striker too, and has not given up hope of landing Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette. (3.9)
  • The Shkodran Mustafi Whisper has lost a little steam – Sky Sports' Guillem Balague has today claimed Valencia’s €40 million asking price is poor value for the German. (4.2)


  • Wellington Phoenix’s 18-year-old central midfielder James McGarry is being linked with a move to Bournemouth. (1.4)
  • PSV midfielder Jorrit Hendrix is also thought to be a target for the Cherries. (1.4)
  • Junior Stanislas could be on his way out of the Vitality Stadium, with Burnley interested in the winger. (1.0)


  • Sean Dyche is hoping to pot a deal for Blackburn Rovers full-back Stephen Hendrie. (1.7)
  • Dyches is also looking at 24-year-old Derby County's Irish midfielder Jeff Hendrick. (1.1)
  • The Clarets are considering a move for 26-year-old Bournemouth winger Junior Stanislas. (1.0)


  • Chelsea could smash the defender world record fee – £50 million they received from PSG for David Luis – by adding £10 million on top for Kalidou Koulibaly. (4.8)
  • Torino are interested in 24-year-old Ghanaian winger Christian Atsu. (2.5)
  • James Rodríguez would be a marquee signing for the Blues. The Stamford Bridge club are supposedly reviving their interested in the Real Madrid star. (3.5)

Crystal Palace

  • Crystal Palace have finally had a bid of £27 million (plus £5 million in add-ons) accepted for Christian Benteke – the Liverpool striker has undergone a medical today. (4.9)
  • Despite the imminent arrival of Benteke, Palace are still interested in taking Loic Remy off Chelsea’s hands. (2.3)
  • The Eagles are also interested in Manchester United’s former England winger Ashley Young. (1.2)

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  • Everton are thought to be closing in on an €11 million move to sign Rachid Ghezzal. The exciting winger was brilliant for Lyon last season. (4.1)
  • Joe Hart seems destined for a move away from Manchester City, and Everton are interested in signing the 29-year-old England goalkeeper. (3.3)
  • Chelsea remain interested in signing Romelu Lukaku, but it is looking less and less likely that this deal will happen. (2.3)

Hull City

  • Hull City continue to pursue Lorient’s 32-cap Cameroon international Benjamin Moukandjo, although Sevilla have shown an interest. (2.1)
  • Everton winger Oumar Niasse is wanted at the KCOM stadium, as Hull scramble to make a signing or two before deadline day. (1.5)
  • The Tigers are also looking at FC Sion’s Senegalese striker Moussa Konate. (2.1)

Leicester City

  • Jeffrey Schlupp is still wanted by West Bromwich Albion, but so far Leicester City are refusing to sell. (3.6)
  • Danny Drinkwater has been identified by Mauricio Pochettino as the man to improve Tottenham Hotspur’s midfield options. (2.8)
  • Riyad Mahrez has put pen to paper on a new Leicester contract, surely ending any possibility of an Arsenal move this summer. (3.0)


  • It looks like Liverpool will recoup all of the £32 million fee they splashed on Christian Benteke last summer, with Crystal Palace set to sign the Belgian. (4.9)
  • Veteran midfielder Lucas Leiva is another player who could be heading for the Anfield exit door, with AC Milan interested. (1.8)
  • FC Porto defender Bruno Martins Indi is being linked with a move to Merseyside, as The Reds seek defensive reinforcements. (2.8)

Manchester City

  • Pep Guardiola has today admitted to telling Joe Hart that the England No1 ‘he is going to improve' if he remains at the Etihad. (3.3)
  • Meanwhile, Luis Enrique is stalling over a proposed deal for Barcelona stopper Claudio Bravo in light of Marc-Andre ter Stegen's injury. (3.2)
  • Arsenal’s Mesut Özil is a surprise Whisper for Manchester City, surely Arsenal wouldn’t sell their gifted playmaker to a rival? (1.4)

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Manchester United

  • Manchester United are reportedly looking to ship out error-prone defender Marcos Rojo, and Monaco are willing to take the Argentinian. (4.4)
  • With the French side interested in Rojo, it could be a case of ‘you scratch our back, we scratch yours' if Fabinho heads to Manchester. (2.7)
  • Southampton skipper José Fonte could also be lining up in a new-look Jose Mourinho back four soon. (2.9)


  • Notts County’s Norther Irish full-back Rhys Sharpe is a target for Middlesbrough. (1.4)
  • Boro’s Scottish striker Jordan Rhodes will be hoping to prove himself in the Premier League this season, but Bristol City would love to take him back to the Championship. (2.7)
  • And Bolton Wanderers are considering a move for Gambian Mustapha Carayol. (1.4)


  • Southampton could be set to lose captain José Fonte to Manchester United. The Saints travel to Old Trafford to take on the Red Devils tonight. (2.9)
  • Barnsley’s Alfie Mawson has emerged as a potential target for the South Coast club. (1.0)
  • And it is a double Tykes transfer Whisper with midfielder Conor Hourihane also linked with a move to St Mary's. (1.1)

Stoke City

  • Stoke City want a striker this summer, and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Luc Castaignos is the latest forward to be linked with the Potters. (1.0)
  • Mark Hughes today admitted that he has turned his attention to different strike targets after West Brom's firm stance on any Sadio Berahino deal. (1.4)


  • Sunderland defender Younes Kaboul has tonight completed his move to Watford after undergoing a medical today – £3 million is believed to be the price for the 30-year-old.
  • Lamine Koné is still a target for Everton, but this Whisper has faded greatly over the last week. (2.5)
  • Yann M’Vila continues to be linked with a move to the Stadium of Light from Rubin Kazan. (1.8)

Swansea City

  • Udinese midfielder Thomas Heurtaux is the latest player being linked with a move to the Liberty Stadium. (1.4)
  • Jefferson Montero could be set to leave Swansea City, with Sunderland (1.3) keen on the winger, although Everton could also be interested. (1.2)

Tottenham Hotspur

  • The Georges-Kévin N’Koudou is still a Marseille player, but his move to Tottenham Hotspur could be getting closer. (3.8)
  • Spurs are also considering a move for Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater. (2.8)
  • New Inter Milan coach Frank de Boer would love to take Jan Vertonghen to the San Siro, but Spurs are unlikely to consider selling the Belgian defender. (2.5)

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  • Younes Kaboul has arrived on a three-year deal from Sunderland tonight – he said on his arrival, “The club had a very good season last year, and we need to carry that on to be even better.”
  • Anothe safe Hornets' bet is the capture of talented midfielder Roberto Pereyra from Juventus (4.6)
  • Although a Vicarage Road move for Chelsea midfielder Kenedy is looking increasingly unlikely. (1.4)

West Bromwich Albion

  • The Baggies are refusing to give up hope of signing Jeffrey Schlupp from Leicester City, despite the Foxes’ insistence that the full-back is not for sale. (3.6)
  • Jonny Evans remains a target for Arsenal, as the Gunners frantically search for defensive reinforcements before the transfer window closes. (3.9)

West Ham United

  • The Hammers would love to sign Carlos Bacca, but the Colombian striker appears set to remain with AC Milan. (1.6)
  • Teenage defender Reece Oxford is stalling over signing a new deal with West Ham United – Manchester clubs United (1.4) and City (1.2) are ready to swoop in and steal the talented youngster away from East London.

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