With just 10 days left in the January transfer window, we are entering the most intense phase of the rumour mill. As expected, a lot of stories have come up today and here are the top three of them with ratings…


Sporting expect Bruno deal to happen


Sporting expect the deal for Bruno Fernandes to join ​Manchester United to be completed before the end of the transfer window. The Portuguese outfit increasing the overall asking price of the player after the Red Devils attempted to add some requirements to pay the full amount.


However, according to a report from Goal, Sporting’s financial problems could mean that a deal could be done before the window slams shut.


Rumour rating: 7/10


Sporting are not in the best place financially and will eventually have to come at a midway with the Red Devils regarding the player.


Piatek to United sounded out


According to a report from The Athletic, Manchester United want to sign a new striker for the club and ​Milan forward Krzysztof Piatek seems to be the most realistic option at this point in time. The forward is currently on the fringes of the Italian outfit and United want to bring him in on loan.



Rumour rating: 7/10


Piatek has seen his importance go even further down with the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimvovic, which is why it would make sense for United to sign him.


Cavani to Chelsea stalls


​Chelsea’smove for Edinson Cavani has hit a roadblock due to the player’s wage demands, according to Standard. The Uruguayan wants £360000-per-week for 18 months, which is a lost considering that he is in his 30s.


Rumour rating: 6/10


The Uruguayan is one of the deadliest forwards in the world but his wages could be a big problem for any club that wants him – even if they sign him on a Bosman transfer in the summer.