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Transfer Rater: Juan Mata to Inter Milan, Olivier Giroud to AC Milan

Transfer Rater: Juan Mata to Inter Milan, Olivier Giroud to AC Milan
From ESPN - December 7, 2017

Things change in the blink of an eye in football.The Football WhispersIndex 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 onTransfer Talkfor all the latest gossip.

Riyad Mahrez to Roma - 2.8

It was a deal poised to go through in the summer, but a fee with Leicester could not be agreed and Mahrez had to remain at the King Power. Reports from Italy suggest the Rome club will be back in for the Algeria international in January. Contrary to suggestions the Arsenal target had changed agents, his negotiator, Kamel Bengougam, has denied any rift. Roma, fourth in Serie A, will be keen to bolster their attack to challenge for the Champions League places.

Juan Mata to Inter Milan - 2.6

Although he is out of contract in the summer, Manchester United have an option to extend Mata's contract by another 12 months. Yet it has not stopped Corriere dello Sport suggesting the Spaniard will be involved in a deal to take Joao Mario from Milan to Manchester. Sending Mata to Italy would reduce the amount Mourinho would have to shell out on the Portugal international and perhaps help the club sign one or two others.

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