This series is from the team at 99.7FM, tracking the latest moves in the summer transfer window. We call it the #JoySports Transfer Daily. Here, we summarize all the moves and rumours in a quick, easy to read format. The series started on July 4 and ends on August 31.
With the domestic football season long behind us, here's all you need to know about the summer transfer window…
When does the transfer window open?
The 2016 summer transfer window opened on Thursday, June 9 for Premier League clubs.
When does the transfer window close?
The 2016 summer transfer window will close on Wednesday, August 31 – two and a half weeks after the start of the 2016/17 Premier League season.
Do European leagues have different dates?
While France's Ligue 1 has the same transfer window dates as the Premier League, there are slight differences in Spain, Germany and Italy.
The summer transfer windows in La Liga, the Bundesliga and Serie A do not open until Friday, July 1.
However, like England and France, the transfer windows in the top flights in Spain, Germany and Italy all close on Wednesday, August 31.
So far, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed with Manchester United, Ilkay Gundogan has signed for Manchester City, Sadio Mane has joined Liverpool while Arsenal grabbed Swiss international Granit Xhaka….
IS BONUCCI ETIHAD BOUND?
Leonardo Bonucci's agent is in England to discuss a move to Manchester City, but Juventus don't want to sell and it could take a bid in excess of £50 million to complete the deal.A new defender is high on Pep Guardiola's list of priorities this summer and the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager labelled Bonucci "one of my favourite ever players" following a Champions League tie against Juventus in February.
BENTEKE AN SKRTEL SET FOR ANFIELD EXIT
Liverpool could earn up to £100m in transfer fees this summer as Jurgen Klopp prepares to sanction the sales of eight players including Christian Benteke, Mario Balotelli and Martin Skrtel in an effort to streamline a bloated squad ahead of a campaign without European football.
BUT KLOPP WANTS FORMER PLAYER
Liverpool could make a surprise move to sign Poland midfielder Jakub Blaszczykowski from Borussia Dortmund.The 30-year-old won two Bundesliga titles and reached the 2013 Champions League final under Jurgen Klopp but spent last season on loan to Fiorentina following the manager's departure.
CHELSEA STILL AFTER BELGIAN STAR
Chelsea are determined to add Radja Nainggolan to their growing Belgian contingent and will make a fourth offer for the midfielder, even though he has pledged his future to Roma.Roma turned down a £33m bid for the 28-year-old last month, and although Axel Witsel, another Belgium international, could present an alternative option for the Blues, it is Nainggolan who is their top target.
HULL SET FOR ROBSON-KANU MOVE
Hull City will look to launch a move for Hal Robson-Kanu in the coming days.However, the report suggests Steve Bruce's side face stiff competition for the former Reading forward after his heroics with Wales at Euro 2016.Leicester, Everton and Swansea have all been linked with a move for the 27-year-old.
NO UTD OFFER FOR LOZANO
Manchester United have not made an offer for Mexico forward Hirving Lozano, says Pachuca manager Diego Alonso after club vice-president Andres Fassi said that negotiations between the two clubs were ongoing."Logically there is going to be interest but there have been no offers. If we get an offer he will be the first to know it, but we plan for El Chucky to be with us throughout the rest of the season," Alonso told reporters.
MALAGA LAND LLORENTE LOAN
Malaga have secured the loan signing of Real Madrid defender Diego Llorente on a one-year deal.The centre-back spent last term on loan at fellow La Liga outfit Rayo Vallecano and has made two appearances for the Real first team after coming through the youth system.
BARCA TO SELL ARDA?
Barcelona could allow Arda Turan to leave the Nou Camp after just one season.The La Liga champions paid £29 million to sign the Turkish international from Atletico Madrid last summer, but Turan could only make his debut in January due to the club being under a transfer embargo.
HAMMERS OPEN BACCA TALKS
West Ham have began talks over a £26 million move for AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca.The Colombia international bagged 20 goals for the Italian giants last season and has been linked with Champions League runners-up Atletico Madrid, but the Hammers are hopeful of agreeing a £65,000 per week deal to bring him to East London.
LEICESTER COMPLETE MUSA SIGNING
Leicester City have completed a club record £16 million move for striker Ahmed Musa from CSKA Moscow.The Nigeria international scored 17 goals last season as he helped fire CSKA to the Russian Premier League title, and has signed a four-year deal at the King Power stadium.
GOMIS TO RETURN HOME
Swansea forward Bafetimbi Gomis is set to return to France with a loan move to Marseille.The 30-year-old started last season in electric form, scoring in each of the first four games of the season but fell away dramatically and only managed to net two goals in his last 27 league appearances.
PELLE SET FOR CHINA
Southampton striker Graziano Pelle is in line for a £13million move to the Chinese Super League .It could see Southampton make a £5m profit on the striker they paid £8m to sign from Feyenoord two years ago.
WEST HAM REJECT CHANCE TO SIGN VAN PERSIE
West Ham have rejected the chance to sign Robin van Persie – even though the former Arsenal and Manchester United striker was willing to take a huge pay cut to join them.The 32-year-old marksman netted 16 times last season for Fenerbahce last season, helping the Turkish club into the Champions League qualifiers.
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