Transfer Rater: Andres Iniesta to Tianjin Quanjian, Suso to Liverpool
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.
Andres Iniesta to Tianjin Quanjian
The Barcelona legend may have only put pen to paper on a deal for life with the La Liga club back in October but according to Mundo Deportivo, the midfielder is unsure whether to stay on beyond the end of the season. Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian, managed by former Swansea City manager Paulo Sousa, want to sign him and have put together a package worth €37 million per season before tax.
Arthur Masuaku to Tottenham
Chelsea and Monaco are both interested in the West Ham United wing-back but reports in the Sun suggest Tottenham are leading the race to sign Masuaku. Mauricio Pochettino and his recruitment team have drawn up a list of possible replacements for Danny Rose, who looks destined to leave this summer, and the 24-year-old former Olympiakos man tops it. It is reported he would be available for close to £20m, giving West Ham a £14m profit on a player they signed in the summer of 2016.
Karim Benzema to Paris Saint-Germain
The Ligue 1 leaders have contingency plans in place if Edinson Cavani leaves the club this summer. Robert Lewandowski and Mohamed Salah have been looked at but Benzema is their ideal signing, according to Le10Sport. The 30-year-old, who has seen his involvement with the Real Madrid first team take a hit over recent weeks with Zinedine Zidane trying a different approach in certain matches, is reportedly open to a return to France.
Suso to Liverpool
Suso could be returning to the club he left in January 2015 if reports in Calciomercato are to be believed. The report claims Liverpool tried to sign the 24-year-old in January to bolster their attacking options after the departure of Philippe Coutinho but a deal couldn't be agreed. Jurgen Klopp is a keen admirer of the playmaker, who only signed a new deal with AC Milan in September, and is prepared to meet his £35m release clause in the summer.
Leandro Paredes to Manchester United
Real Madrid and Juventus are rivalled in their pursuit of Paredes by Manchester United. The player recently revealed he was being chased by a number of clubs but that he was fully focused on Zenit for the time being. Calciomercato claim Jose Mourinho has targeted the €50m-rated Argentina international, who has a contract in Russia until 2021, and could swoop for him ahead of other interested teams.