Transfer Rater: Justin Kluivert to Manchester United, Christian Pulisic to Bayern
The latest transfer rumours from around the world.
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.
Kerem Demirbay to Liverpool
According to reports in Bild, Hoffenheim midfielder Demirbay is an Arsenal and Liverpool target. The two clubs are keen to bring him to England in the summer window and are prepared to pay his £28 million release clause. The versatile 24-year-old midfielder has impressed for Hoffenheim since coach Julian Nagelsmann moved him into a box-to-box role. Jurgen Klopp wants to bring his compatriot to Liverpool to replace the Juventus-bound Emre Can.
Justin Kluivert to Manchester United
Dutch attacker Kluivert has been linked with a move to Old Trafford but Jose Mourinho will have to act quickly to land the Ajax star, as plenty of clubs are circling. The rumour mill cranked into overdrive last season when Mourinho was pictured speaking to Kluivert Jr. after the Europa League final.
Alvaro Morata to Paris Saint-Germain
Morata’s debut season in England has been hit and miss. The Chelsea striker couldn’t stop scoring to begin with, netting seven in his first eight, but his form has tailed off and he’s failed to score since Boxing Day. However, reports in the Daily Mirror suggest Paris Saint-Germain want the 25-year-old Spaniard to replace Edinson Cavani in the French capital and that they’d be prepared to ensure Chelsea make a profit on the £60m they paid for the former Real Madrid man last summer.
Christian Pulisic to Bayern Munich
Bild claim Bayern Munich are rivalling Manchester United and Liverpool for the signature of Borussia Dortmund winger Pulisic. The 19-year-old playmaker was a boyhood Manchester United fan but had a trial with Liverpool as a youngster and it was Jurgen Klopp who brought him into the Dortmund first team. Bayern Munich, however, believe they can put together a package to convince Pulisic to stay in Germany.
Andrija Zivkovic to Arsenal
Arsenal already have plans in place to sign the 21-year-old Benfica winger in the summer. Arsene Wenger is a long-term admirer and tried to sign Zivkovic before he moved to the Estadio da Luz. According to reports in Portugal, he is viewed as the player capable of filling the void left by Alexis Sanchez with his unpredictability in wide areas creating a number of high quality chances.