Transfer Rater: Daniel Sturridge to Southampton, Deulofeu to Inter

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.

Gerard Deulofeu to Inter Milan

After a successful loan spell at AC Milan, Barcelona moved to bring their former youth product back to the club. He has struggled for minutes and now Inter Milan are reportedly hoping to land the ex-Everton winger on loan with an option to purchase the 23-year-old in the summer.

Joe Allen to West Ham United

Looking to rebuild his midfield next month, David Moyes has reportedly picked out the Stoke midfielder as a key signing this winter. Important to Mark Hughes' plans at in the Potteries, it won't be easy to steal the Welshman away from the bet365 stadium though.

Baba Rahman to Fiorentina

Having failed to make a single Premier League appearance this season, the Chelsea defender is wanted on loan by the Italian side. He spent last term at Schalke and has only played 15 times for the Blues since joining in 2015. The 23-year-old could leave in January, but there won't be an option to buy as there is still some faith that is worth keeping.

Alfie Mawson to Southampton

Mawson is set to be one of January's hottest properties. Now flush with cash after the £75m sale of Virgil van Dijk, Southampton will join the chase for the West Ham United transfer target. The impressive centre-back will cost around £25m in January. As the Welsh side drift further from safety, they could cash in while his stock is still at its peak.

Daniel Sturridge to Southampton

Looking to quickly invest the money they have earned from selling Van Dijk, Southampton have reportedly earmarked the England striker as a possible January addition. Scoring just 20 goals in 20 games, Mauricio Pellegrino's attack has struggled and Sturridge would relish a chance to become a regular once again with his chances at Liverpool limited.