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’s deadline day’s top five emerging whispers of moves that might go through before the January transfer window closes. And keep your eyes on Transfer Talk for all the latest rumours.
Adlene Guedioura to Hull City
Sky Sports are reporting that Hull City have agreed a £3million fee with Watford for Algerian international Guedioura, with a deal thought to be very close to being finalised.
The 31-year old midfielder has been in and out of the Hornets’ first team this season, making 12 appearances in the Premier League. Since signing for the club in September 2015, Guedioura has failed to score and provided just three assists.
The player has previously had spells with Wolves, Nottingham Forest and Crystal Palace.
Jonathan Biabiany to Chelsea
Antonio Conte is looking to make Inter Milan winger Biabiany a loan signing, according to reports in Italy.
The Frenchman has made just three appearances for the Italian side this season, all of them in the Europa League, but the Chelsea manager is keen on bolstering his attacking options on the wing and believes that Biabiany fits the bill.
The 28-year old had impressed during his spell with Parma during the 2013-14 season before making the move to Inter as a free agent. The Guardian, meanwhile, reckon Biabiany doesn’t fancy a move to Stamford Bridge.
Andrea Ranocchia to Hull City
Inter Milan defender Ranocchia looks set to move to the KCOM, with Sky Italy reporting that the Tigers have agreed a loan deal for the 28-year old.
Since signing from Genoa for £10.7m in 2011, the Italian has made 166 appearances but his playing time has been limited this season, making just four starts in the first 22 games.
Ranocchia, who has been capped 21 times for the Italian national side, is expected to have a medical at Hull.
Scott Hogan to Aston Villa
The Daily Mail is reporting that Steve Bruce is keen on bringing in-form Brentford striker to Villa Park. Hogan has scored 14 goals in the Championship so far this season, and Villa are preparing a £9m bid to bolster a strikeforce that has found the net just 28 times in 27 games. Only four teams have scored fewer.
However, the Villans will first look to sell Ashley Westwood to Burnley for £5m to help raise funds for the transfer, with the 26-year old expected to head to Turf Moor for a medical.
Mo Barrow to Newcastle United
Promotion-chasing Newcastle United are in the market for a new winger as Rafa Benitez looks to improve his attacking options, and Swansea’s Barrow is being touted as the club’s top target.
Newcastle had previously been linked with a move for former winger Andros Townsend during this window, but their interest in re-signing the Crystal Palace player has since cooled.
Barrow has made 18 league appearances for the Swans this term but hasn’t played under new boss Paul Clement, and the arrival of Luciano Narsingh from PSV Eindhoven will have seen the Gambian winger fall further down the pecking order.