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.
Paco Alcacer to Southampton
Barcelona's clear intent to trim the deadwood from their squad this summer may ultimately lead to the sale of Paco Alcacer. Although the Spanish...
Perhaps it was mere coincidence, but suspicions were raised when Southampton travelled to Swansea on Tuesday for their crucial relegation face-off, only to find their prematch preparations had been derailed.
Saints manager Mark Hughes hinted there may have been "dark arts" at play as his side first had their hotel booking cancelled at short notice before being informed their police escort through the city rush hour had also been scotched.
However, Hughes' team defied the multiple setbacks to escape...
SWANSEA, Wales -- There was a time when Southampton and Swansea were seen as model football clubs, ones who made sensible decisions and could cope with losing managers and key players, because there was a plan.
Those days are in the past now. Southampton's 1-0 victory in South Wales on Tuesday all but confirms their survival; three points clear of the drop zone and with a goal-difference advantage of nine, it will take a miracle on the final day for Swansea to overhaul them.