Transfer Rater: Jeremy Toljan to Borussia Dortmund, Shane Long to Burnley
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 for the summer. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip.
Nicolas De Preville to Burnley
It's been all change at Lille this summer. Argentine boss Marcelo Bielsa has come in and signed up a whole new first-team and one casualty of this could be Nicolas De Preville. The French striker was the club's only bright spark last term, scoring 14 times in 30 Ligue 1 appearances., and is already off the mark this season, finding the back of the net in the league opener against Nantes. Burnley have sold Andre Gray to Watford and need a decent replacement. De Preville's pace, ability to run in behind and finishing touch could be the perfect answer for Sean Dyche.
Pierre-Michel Lasogga to Leeds United
Former Germany under-21 international Pierre-Michel Lasogga is reportedly being targeted by Leeds United as a possible signing. The Yorkshire Evening Post report that the 25-year-old has been on their radar all summer, and now he is surplus to requirements at Hamburg. Leeds believe they need another option in attack to take the burden off Chris Wood and recent signing Caleb Ekuban from Chievo. Bild in Germany suggested on Friday that the forward will sign on loan to help issues with his large wages in Hamburg. It gives the player the chance to put himself in the shop window and the Bundesliga club could find a higher bidder next season.
Nemanja Radoja to West Bromwich Albion
Another club who were long linked with West Ham United transfer target William Carvalho, it looks like Tony Pulis has changed his attention to Nemanja Radoja. The defensive midfielder plays for Spanish side Celta Vigo and was a key part in their run to the semifinal of the Europa League last season. The Daily Mail says that Albion's scouts watched the 24-year-old in their recent friendlies and are weighing up a move. Contracted until 2019, the Serbian was a key part of their squad last season, playing 50 times, 45 from the start.
Shane Long to Burnley
Burnley are looking a little weak in attack going into the new season after the departure of Gray to Watford. Another name linked with a move to Turf Moor is Southampton's Shane Long. Charlie Austin is back from injury, so opportunities for the Irish striker could be limited. His odds on moving, via SkyBet, shot down to 6/4 on Thursday night, making it very likely the 30-year-old will leave St Mary's this summer. His experience and finishing could be key to Dyche's front-line, although Burnley fans will be hoping to see more firepower arrive before the window closes.
Jeremy Toljan to Borussia Dortmund
Tottenham are in search for the right-back to replace Kyle Walker in their squad, but it looks like Mauricio Pochettino is set to miss out on Hoffenheim's Jeremy Toljan say The Sun. They are reporting that the defender has snubbed interest from foreign clubs and has agreed to sign for Borussia Dortmund. The 23-year was also a Bayern Munich transfer target, but has picked Signal Iduna Park as his next destination and will cost BVB around €15 million.