Arsenal transfer rumours: Sam Byram tops the whispers charts

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 23:  Sam Byram of West Ham United holds off Raheem Sterling of Manchester City during the Barclays Premier League match between W
Image: Could Sam Byram be on his way to the Emirates Stadium

Which are the most credible Arsenal transfer rumours right now?

Sky Sports has teamed up with Football Whispers to bring you the hottest transfer talk of the moment, as Arsene Wenger looks to improve his squad ahead of the upcoming Premier League season.

Football Whispers have developed a unique algorithm to take all of the transfer rumours from across the globe and calculate the likelihood of them happening.

They track transfer stories and give them a score out of 5.0, with the hottest Whispers closest to 5.0.

The top three are:

1. Sam Byram (West Ham) - 3.6

He may have only moved to West Ham from Leeds on a four-and-a-half year deal in January, but Byram is reportedly being lined up as a replacement for Hector Bellerin by Arsene Wenger.

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Sam Byram has signed for West Ham for a fee of £3.7m
Image: Byram signed for West Ham for a fee of £3.7m in January

Bellerin has been linked with a move to Barcelona, which could pave the way for 22-year-old Byram to move to the Emirates.

However, the young defender made only four appearancs at Upton Park last season, and the Hammers will see him as one for their own future at the Olympic Stadium.

2. Mauro Icardi (Inter) - 2.8

Argentine striker Icardi has been linked with a move across Europe in the Italian press, but could Arsenal be his next destination?

Mauro Icardi celebrates his goal
Image: Will Mauro Icardi be playing for Arsenal next season?

Gunners fans have been calling out for a striker to challenge Olivier Giroud for the past two seasons, and the 23-year-old's scoring rate in Serie A is impressive.

He scored 22 goals in 36 games in 2014/15, before hitting 16 in 29 last season under Roberto Mancini.

3. Romelu Lukaku (Everton) - 2.0

Romelu Lukaku of Belgium celebrates scoring his team's first goal
Image: Could Arsene Wenger swoop for Everton's Romelu Lukaku?

Lukaku's future at Everton is becoming one of the most talked about possible transfers of the summer. 

The Belgian has been linked with a return to former club Chelsea but Football Whispers thinks a move to Arsenal is more likely. 

The striker has been coy about his future and when asked about his whereabouts next season, Lukaku told Sky Sports News HQ: "It's my agent who is dealing with that aspect. I'm just focused on Belgium, and the most important thing is helping my team."

Hottest Arsenal whispers - Wednesday, June 29

Player Club FW rating (out of 5)
Sam Byram West Ham 3.6
Mauro Icardi Inter 2.8
Romelu Lukaku Everton 2.0
Vincent Janssen AZ 1.4
Islam Slimani Sporting Lisbon 1.3
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund 1.3
Ben Chilwell Leicester 1.1
Daley Blind Man Utd 1.1
Riyad Mahrez Leicester 1.0
RB Leipzig Bayern Munich 1.0

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