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Transfer Rater: Jamie Vardy to Manchester United, Malcom to Arsenal

Transfer Rater: Jamie Vardy to Manchester United, Malcom to Arsenal
From ESPN - January 12, 2018

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.

Malcom to Arsenal

Arsenal are only willing to sell Manchester City and Manchester United transfer target Alexis Sanchez in January if they can find a replacement. Their first-choice option is Bordeaux's Malcom, according to the BBC, though manager Arsene Wenger confirmed the club are yet to make a move for him. The 20-year-old has been in fine form this season, with seven goals and four assists in 18 Ligue 1 games and would cost around 40 million.

Rafinha to Inter Milan

Barcelona midfielder Rafinha is close to joining Inter Milan on loan, according to Gazzetta dello Sport. The Italian newspaper says he will sign for Luciano Spalletti's side, subject to medical checks. The Brazilian has not played since April due to a series of injuries, and wants to get game time, something he wo not find in Catalonia at the moment. A loan move works for both Barcelona and Inter, with the Italian side unable to spend big in January due to Financial Fair Play restrictions, and the La Liga club unwilling to let the 24-year-old go permanently at the moment.

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