Transfer Gossip: Willian, Martial, Lewandowski, 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.

Neymar to Real Madrid

The former Barcelona forward has made it clear to Paris Saint-Germain that he would like to join Real Madrid, according to Goal. His agent, Pini Zahavi, has reportedly met with Madrid president Florentino Perez and Neymar’s lawyer and looks to have lined up his other client, Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, as a replacement for the French club.

Willian to Manchester United

Rumours of Willian’s departure from Chelsea to rejoin Jose Mourinho have been fuelled by further reports of interest from Manchester United. NOV claim Willian would like to leave the club should Antonio Conte continue as coach, although United have not yet made a formal offer. The Brazilian forward posted a picture on Instagram following Chelsea’s FA Cup final victory over United with Conte covered by trophy emojis, fanning the flames further.

Robert Lewandowski to Chelsea

Chelsea are looking to rebound from their disappointing season by making Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski their No. 1 transfer target. A report from the Daily Telegraph says the West London club believe the Poland striker is ready for a move away from Bayern in a deal that could cost more than £100 million. Chelsea would finance the deal, in part, by selling Alvaro Morata following his single disappointing season at Stamford Bridge.

Anthony Martial to Tottenham Hotspur

After experiencing difficulties in signing an effective back-up for Harry Kane, Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino is looking to Manchester United forward Martial. The North London side are said to be looking at targets who can play either on the wing or in a No. 10 role, as well as the centre-forward position, and the Frenchman is high on their list having fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford.

Jamaal Lascelles to Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is looking to add some depth to his squad with the addition of Newcastle United skipper Lascelles, the Independent reports. Both he and Burnley’s James Tarkowski are said to fit what Liverpool are looking for in a new centre-back. The former Nottingham Forest defender had previously been linked with a surprise move to Chelsea in January.

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