Ahead of the transfer window opening in January, some of the Continent’s biggest clubs are preparing moves for their top targets.

Here are today’s top five Whispers…

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Glen Johnson to Barcelona – 3.9

In what would be one of the most surprising transfers of the year, Stoke City full-back Glen Johnson is reportedly a target for Spanish champions Barcelona.

According to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, the Catalan giants are looking to add an experienced right-back in January, and the 32-year-old England international is on their shortlist.

Oscar to Juventus – 2.0

With Antonio Conte switching to a 3-4-3 formation in recent weeks, Brazilian midfielder Oscar has found himself without a place in the Chelsea line-up.

The Express is reporting that Conte’s former team Juventus could take advantage of this situation by making a January swoop for the 25-year-old.

Iñaki Williams to Liverpool – 1.9

According to Spanish media outlet Don Balon, Liverpool are set to make a January bid for Athletic Club star Iñaki Williams.

The 22-year-old has earned rave reviews in Spain since his 2014 debut, and the Reds could be about to make a €40 million bid for the speedy Basque forward.

David Alaba to Man City – 1.8

Pep Guardiola has spent around £170 million in the transfer market since becoming Manchester City manager.

But the Catalan tactician is supposedly unhappy with his full-back options and will look to improve that area of his squad in January.

The Mirror believes that City will make a £40 million move for Bayern Munich left-back David Alaba.

Kevin Strootman to Everton – 3.1

Tuttomercato in Italy is reporting that Everton will make a £17.1 million bid for Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman in January.

Toffees boss Ronald Koeman is thought to be on the lookout for a long-term replacement for 35-year-old Gareth Barry, and Strootman is viewed as the ideal candidate.

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