Transfer Rater: Mousa Dembele to Inter Milan; Jiri Pavlenka to Liverpool
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. And keep an eye on Transfer Talk for all the latest gossip.
Mousa Dembele to Inter Milan
Inter Milan are the latest club to be interested in Dembele, according to Tuttosport via Calciomercato. The Belgium midfielder's contract at Tottenham expires next summer and he has reportedly been offered a contract by Inter, with a potential move to the Chinese Super League also on the table.
Radja Nainggolan to Inter Milan
Nainggolan's exclusion from Belgium's World Cup squad caused waves earlier this summer and now it seems that the midfielder is about to cause an even bigger stir, at least in Italy, by swapping Roma for Inter Milan. However, according to Calciomercato, Roma want Inter academy talent Nicolo Zaniolo and Davide Santon to be included in the deal, which will also see €23 million changing hands.
Miralem Pjanic to Chelsea
Barcelona have been linked with a move for Pjanic this summer and now Chelsea are also interested in the Bosnian midfielder, according to Corriere dello Sport. Maurizio Sarri is expected to be appointed as Chelsea manager in the coming days and he already considered Cesc Fabregas' replacement. Juventus' Pjanic, as Sarri reportedly sees it, is the perfect man to fit the bill.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek to Newcastle United
The Chelsea youngster made quite the impression coming off the bench for England in their World Cup opener against Tunisia and now the midfielder is attracting the attention of Newcastle United, according to The Shields Gazette. In fact, Rafa Benitez is also keen on Kenedy, who was on loan at the club from the Blues last season, and academy prospect Kasey Palmer. Could the Magpies strike a deal for all three this summer?
Jiri Pavlenka to Liverpool
Speculation over potential Liverpool goalkeeping targets had been swirling long before Loris Karius dropped a couple of clangers in the Champions League final, but now rumours are coming to a head. Having been put off Alisson Becker and Jan Oblak due to their pricetags, Liverpool have now reportedly turned their attention to Werder Bremen's Pavlenka, according to the Daily Express. The Reds are also looking at Switzerland No. 1 Yann Sommer as they target a new stopper.