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…


  • Will Arsenal ever seal the deal for Shkodran Mustafi? Valencia have today said the Gunners must meet the player's £43 million buy-out clause. (4.6)
  • West Bromwich Albion’s former Manchester United centre-back Jonny Evans is still an outside bet – his Northern Irish boss, Michael O'Neill, said today the player can still perform for a ‘top Premier League' club. (3.5)
  • Veteran midfielder Mathieu Flamini could be on his way out of the Emirates, with Turkish side Caykur Rizespor thought to be close to signing the Frenchman. (4.2)


  • There is not a peep out of the Cherries today after they inherited unwanted tag of being the first Premier League club to be defeated by West Ham at the London Stadium in yesterday's 1-0 defeat.
  • Winger Junior Stanislas has signed a new three-year contract despite being linked with a move away from Dorset – but was not in Eddie Howe's travelling 18 in East London on Sunday.


  • Burnley are monitoring the situation over Lorient forward Benjamin Moukandjo after Hull City retracted their interest in the Cameroonian. (1.1)
  • German striker Rouwen Hennings has headed back to his homeland today for a season's loan spell with Fortuna Dusseldorf.

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  • Chelsea’s primary transfer target is still Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, but their chances of signing the Senegalese defender may depend on whether the Partenopei can convince Torino to sell Nikola Maksimovic. (4.4)
  • The Whispers are growing louder for James Rodríguez – the Colombian star's future at Real Madrid future remains in doubt amid rumours of a £60 million-plus Chelsea bid. (4.3)
  • The Blues would also love to bring Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge, but the latest reports suggest the Belgian striker may be set to sign a new deal with Everton. (3.9)

Crystal Palace

  • Rubin Kazan midfielder Yann M’Vila has been linked with a move back to Sunderland for most of the transfer window, but Palace seem to have taken the lead in the race for the Frenchman. (2.2)
  • The Eagles smashed their transfer record to sign Christian Benteke for £27 million (rising to £32 million) from Liverpool, and would like to partner him with Fiorentina's Khouma Babacar. (2.2)


  • Chelsea want Romelu Lukaku, but Everton are preparing to make him the highest paid player in the club’s history with a £100,000-a-week contract offer. (3.9)
  • Everton are reportedly close to signing Rachid Ghezzal, having agreed a fee with Lyon for the skilful winger. (3.9)
  • The Toffees are considering a move for Manolo Gabbiadini, who started for Napoli in the Partenopei’s 2-2 draw away to newly promoted Pescara in Serie A last night. (3.3)

Hull City

  • Barnsley’s Alfie Mawson has emerged as a target for Hull City, but Sunderland are also interested in the 22-year-old. (1.2)
  • FC Sion’s Senegalese striker Moussa Konate is another player on The Tigers’ radar. (1.8)
  • The Hull Daily Mail are today reporting a new contract offer for Abel Hernández at the KCOM Stadium to keep the Uruguayan out of the clutches of Aston Villa. (2.2)

Leicester City

  • Riyad Mahrez has committed his future to Leicester City. The Algerian winger will not be joining Arsenal this summer, but will the Gunners try to sign him again in a year’s time? (2.5)
  • West Bromwich Albion still want to sign £12 million Jeffrey Schlupp, but the speedy full-back seems more likely to stay with Leicester now. (2.2)
  • Tottenham Hotspur look to have be given the red card over interest in Danny Drinkwater. (1.1)


  • The Reds are weighing up a move for FC Porto’s versatile Dutch defender Bruno Martins Indi. (2.2)
  • Real Madrid's Mateo Kovacic has been the radar for a while but there seems slim chance that the Croatian will ditch the Spanish capital for Merseyside in this window. (1.2)
  • Exciting 21-year-old Ajax winger Anwar El Ghazi is also a potential target for the Anfield club. (1.3)

Manchester City

  • Claudio Bravo has been given permission to skip training today by Barcelona as he looks to finalise his move to Manchester City. (4.9)
  • Bravo’s arrival will likely spell the end of Joe Hart‘s City career. The England goalkeeper is wanted by Everton (3.3) and, potentially, Liverpool too. (1.1)
  • Wilfried Bony was thought to be a target for Arsenal, but now West Ham United are leading the chase to sign the Ivory Coast international. (2.7)

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Manchester United

  • Cameron Borthwick-Jackson has today joined Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan for the rest of the campaign.
  • While, Phil Jones to Stoke City has gathered pace in the past 24 hours. (2.6)
  • Jose Mourihno is still hoping to add an experienced defender to his ranks before the transfer window closes – Southanpton's José Fonte remains his primary target. (2.9)


  • Talk of Wes Brown to Middlesbrough circulated during the day but the former Sunderland man will in fact line up against Boro for Blackburn Rovers tonight in an under-23's match.


  • Southampton striker Jay Rodriguez is wanted by West Bromwich Albion, as the Baggies look to diversify their attacking options. (3.4)
  • Saints captain José Fonte remains a target for Manchester United, with the Red Devils looking to add some proven men to their back line. (2.9)
  • Utrecht’s 22-year-old French striker Sébastien Haller is being linked with a potential move to St. Mary’s, although Newcastle United are also interested. (1.1)

Stoke City

  • Manchester United’s England defender Phil Jones could be in line for a season-long loan to Stoke City. (2.6)
  • As could Monaco midfielder Tiemoué Bakayoko, who has also emerged as a late window target for the Potters. (1.9)


  • Lamine Koné should seal his big-money move to Everton but this may not happen until next week as David Moyes holds on for a replacement. (2.1)
  • Experienced Japanese attacking midfielder Keisuke Honda could be a surprise target for Sunderland, as the 30-year-old faces an uncertain future at AC Milan. (2.1)
  • Atlético Madrid's Spanish under-21 international full-back Javier Manquillo is also a wanted man at the Stadium of Light. (1.7)

Swansea City

  • After falling of the Swans' Index momentarily, Icelandic defender Ragnar Sigurdsson has charted again at an all-time high today. (4.2)
  • There could be yet another Spaniard in South Wales if a move for Sevilla’s 28-year-old midfielder Vicente Iborra comes off. (1.9)

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Tottenham Hotspur

  • Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Nabil Bentaleb is close to securing a move to the Bundesliga with Schalke 04 – but Spurs have told the German club to up their £10 million offer. (4.4)
  • Spurs are still trying to come to an agreement with Marseille over young winger Georges-Kévin N’Koudou – it is believed the player has already passed a medical. (4.0)
  • Barcelona forward Munir El Haddadi has also been linked with a move to White Hart Lane today – the Spanish champions are searching for a new striker to back up the famous “MSN” trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Neymar. (4.3)


  • Watford are set to contest Sunderland’s interest in young Atlético Madrid full-back Javier Manquillo. (1.7)
  • Watford’s 28-year-old full-back Allan Nyom could be heading for La Liga, with Sporting Gijon and Elche both interested in the Cameroonian. (1.1)

West Bromwich Albion

  • Jonny Evans is on Arsenal’s shortlist of defensive targets, although the Gunners are thought to be finally closing in on a deal to sign Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia. (3.9)
  • West Bromwich Albion are tracking Southampton forward Jay Rodriguez as manager Tony Pulis looks to bolster his attacking options should Saido Berahino agitate for a last-minute move. (3.4)
  • And the Baggies still want to sign Jeffrey Schlupp from Leicester City, but the Premier League champions are refusing to sell. (1.8)

West Ham United

  • West Ham United have been knocked back in their attempts to sign a top class striker so far this summer. The Hammers are set to turn their attention to a move for Manchester City’s Wilfried Bony. (2.7)
  • Colombian Striker Carlos Bacca netted a hat-trick for AC Milan yesterday, and the West Ham target seems destined to stay at the San Siro beyond deadline day. (1.3)
  • And Pedro Obiang could also be heading to Serie A, with Fiorentina interested in signing the 24-year-old midfielder. (1.0)

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