Things change in the blink of an eye in football. The Football Whispers Index takes the latest transfer rumours and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the whisper.
Here are today’s top five emerging whispers. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip.
Darren Bent to Rangers – 3.8
After Kenny Miller ruptured his hamstring against Hibs, Rangers began the search for his replacement. Bent has been missing for Derby since the start of the season, but is working his way back to full fitness. Rangers have shown interest in signing the former England international.
Terence Kongolo to Huddersfield – 2.1
After arriving with a promising reputation from Feyenoord, the Dutch defender has failed to make an impact in Ligue 1 with Monaco. Injuries hampered his start but, once fit, he’s not been able to push into Leonardo Jardim’s plans. A loan spell in the Premier League would give him a chance to prove himself and help Monaco still make a profit.
Yannick Carrasco to Chelsea – 2.0
The Belgian winger is believed to be one player Atletico Madrid will allow to leave in January. A Chelsea transfer target in the summer, and after disagreements with Diego Simeone, Carrasco is looking for a new club and hasn’t started a league game since October. Antonio Conte could move to add this exciting forward to his squad.
Karl Toko Ekambi to Burnley – 1.8
Playing for one of France’s smaller clubs, the 25-year-old has impressed for Angers scoring nine times in 18 games, adding three assists. The Loire club are very good at selling when players are at their peak value. They will find it hard to say no if Burnley come calling for the forward in January.
Gabriel Pires to West Ham – 1.6
David Moyes is reportedly keen to do a deal for the Leganes midfielder. The former Juventus youngster has played 14 games in La Liga this term and has scored three times. The Hammers are looking at two possible deals: either an immediate transfer or a loan deal with a purchase clause of around €9 million at the end of the season .