Transfer Rater: Wilfred Ndidi to Liverpool, Phil Foden to Real Madrid
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.
Robert Lewandowski to Real Madrid
The Bayern Munich striker has long been a Real Madrid transfer target. According to Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, the reigning European champions have already agreed a deal in principle with the 29-year-old who will move to the Bernabeu this summer. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is desperate to sign Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain but will settle for Lewandowski in the meantime as it is unclear whether the Brazilian is obtainable this summer.
Wilfred Ndidi to Liverpool
Liverpool already have Naby Keita arriving from RB Leipzig this summer to bolster their midfield following a lengthy pursuit. But with Emre Can a Juventus transfer target and questions over the future of skipper Jordan Henderson, Jurgen Klopp may seek further midfield reinforcements. The Anfield side need a holding midfielder and Leicester City's Ndidi could fit the bill after filling the void left by N'Golo Kante at the King Power Stadium. According to Guinean journalist Alpha Balde, the 21-year-old has already been contacted by Liverpool about a move.
Amadou Haidara to Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham will look to enhance their midfield options this summer with the signing of Red Bull Salzburg midfielder Haidara, according to The Sun. The 20-year-old has impressed with the Europa League quarterfinalists this season and is now subject of interest from Tottenham. The Mali international only joined Salzburg from JMG Academy Bamako two years ago but has thrived in Europe and could now move to the Premier League to give Mauricio Pochettino greater depth.
Angus Gunn to Celtic
While regular No. 1 Craig Gordon has been highly impressive since moving to Celtic Park in 2014, the Scotland international has been ruled out since January with a knee injury and, at 35, a long-term successor must be found. Scott Bain joined on loan from Dundee in January to ease Celtic's worries but a new keeper will be on the list this summer, according to the Scottish Daily Record. Manchester City prospect Gunn, son of former Norwich icon Bryan Gunn, is reportedly wanted by the Glasgow giants. He is currently impressing on loan at Carrow Road where his father enjoys legend status.
Phil Foden to Real Madrid
An U20 World Cup winner already, Manchester City prospect Foden can count Pep Guardiola among his biggest fans. Now the England U17 international could be in line for a move to arguably the world's biggest club. It has been a big season for Foden who made his debut for Manchester City in November in a Champions League game against Feyenoord as a substitute, becoming the fourth-youngest Englishman to play in the Champions League. But will Real Madrid be the ones to cash in on his potential?