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.
Thibaut Courtois to Real Madrid
Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is now reportedly the top target for La Liga leaders Real Madrid. Zinedine Zidane's men have given...
Here are five things from the weekend, as Real Madrid claimed the "winter champions" virtual crown, Sevilla won a barnstormer at Osasuna, Barcelona's injury list grew longer, and Atletico Madrid slipped further behind the top three.
1. Madrid winter champions, but Bernabeu still worried
Real Madrid did not play well in Saturday's 2-1 win at home against Malaga, but the welcome three points saw them secure the virtual "winter champions" crown at the midway point of the season.
Wednesday's EFL Cup semifinal second leg between Liverpool and Southampton is deliciously poised. The Saints take a 1-0 first leg advantage to Anfield to face a Reds outfit who have looked out of sorts in recent weeks. Jurgen Klopp's men claimed a creditable 1-1 draw at Old Trafford a week last Sunday but have also suffered defeats to Southampton and Swansea in recent times. Their 3-2 reverse at home to struggling Swansea on Saturday was a shocker as they threw in yet another defensive horror...
Real Madrid put an end to a run of two consecutive defeats with a 2-1 victory over Malaga at the Santiago Bernabeu, but it was far from convincing. Sergio Ramos struck twice to see Zinedine Zidane's side past the ambitious visitors, who were confident going forward and pulled one back through Juanpi.