IN the blink of an eye, things change massive in football. Football Weeks takes the latest transfer talks and gives them a score out of five; the higher the score, the more realistic and reliable the rumours.
Here are today’s top five emerging speculations for the summer. Make sure you keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip.
Claudio Marchisio to Chelsea Transfer Score: 3.3
Italian outlet Calciomercato claimed Blues manager Antonio Conte is seeking for a reunion with former Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio this summer after the 31-year-old has been down the pecking order with the Old Lady.
Juve boss Max Allegri had showed interest in Miralem Pjanic and Sami Khedira this season, with both the Manchester United and Chelsea believed to be keen in taking advantage of the midfielder’s situation at Turin.
However, the Blues manager is thought have a keen relationship with the Italian international having partnered with him at club and international level so, should any move comes to fruition, it’s most likely to be at the Stamford Bridge.
Joe Hart to Southampton Transfer Score: 2.3
Manchester City outcast Joe Hart is the latest goalie to be linked with a summer swoop to Southampton, according to The Sun.
The former City first choice is currently on loan at Italian side Torino, and said in an interview with the BBC that he is “surplus to requirements” at the Etihad.
Claude Puel’s side fear that they are on the brink of losing their current No. 1, goalkeeper Fraser Forster, at the end of the season, with Everton thought to be interested in the England international.
Toni Kroos to Manchester United Transfer Score: 2.0
According to Ex-Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, Real Madrid’s midfielder Toni Kross would be the perfect replacement for Michael Carrick.
The footie hero was writing in The Times, but admitted it may be hard to lure away the Germany international from the Bernabeu.
It has been earlier speculated last month that the Red Devils were showing strong interest in the 27-year-old, having previously come close to securing his signature when David Moyes was in-charge of the club.
Granit Xhaka to Bayern Munich Transfer Score: 1.9
Former Bayern Munich manager Ottmar Hitzfeld claimed the Bundesliga giants are interested in Arsenal’s defensive midfielder Granit Xhaka as a replacement for the retiring Xabi Alonso.
Hitzfeld, who had two seasons managing Bayern, made the claimed to Sport Bild, starting:
“Bayern certainly has Xhaka on the radar.
“Xhaka is always a topic for current top clubs and his development is not yet complete.”
The 24-year-old has found it difficult in getting used to life in the Premier League, having just seen the net three times and registering just one assist in all competition for the Gunners this season.
Kevin Strootman to Manchester United Transfer Score: 1.7
Reports emanating in the Netherland if they’re anything to go by claimed Manchester United are in advanced talks over a deal to lure Roma’s Dutch star Kevin Strootman.
The Old Trafford’s were close to securing his signature back in 2013, but the then PSV Eindhoven man chose for a switch to the Italian capital instead.
The reports also reveals the Red Devils are set to part with €40 million in securing the service of the 27-year-old asking price following an impressive season, which has seen Strootman score four and provide another four in the league.