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….
OLD TRAFFORD CLEAR OUT
Jose Mourinho will enter the next stage of his rebuilding job at Manchester United by making Juan Mata, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind available for transfer.
SPURS SIGN JANSSEN
Tottenham Hotspur have signed Vincent Janssen as their new striker on Tuesday in a €22 million move from AZ Alkmaar.
The 22-year-old Dutch international was recently named Dutch young player of the year, being given the Johan Cruyff Trophy that has previously been lifted by Rafael van der Vaart and Janssen's new team-mate Christian Eriksen.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 12, 2016
WILLIAN EXTENDS STAY
Chelsea forward Willian has signed a new four-year contract at Stamford Bridge.The 27-year-old was voted Blues' player of the year in 2015/16 by supporters and teammates alike and he has now committed himself to the club until 2020.“I'm very happy to sign a new contract with Chelsea. It's a dream to continue with this club and over the next four years I will try to help the team win more trophies," Willian told the club's official website.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 12, 2016
BARCA CONFIRM UMTITI
Barcelona have confirmed the signing defender Samuel Umtiti from Lyon for 25m Euros (£21m), with the France international signing a five-year deal.He will undergo his medical on Friday before signing his contract at Nou Camp.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 12, 2016
LUCAS WANTS TO STAY AT PSG
PSG forward Lucas Moura says he is "happy" with life at the Parc des Princes.The Brazil international has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool in recent weeks, but the player claims he wants to stay in the French capital next season."I am happy here."I like Paris. I like the club. I like everything. I have always said that I want to stay. I want to write my history here. But that depends on the club also. If the club want to keep me, I stay."
IBE CLOSE TO LEAVING ANFIELD
Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe has agreed personal terms with Bournemouth ahead of a £15m move.The fee is believed to have already been agreed between the two clubs, as Cherries boss Eddie Howe looks to strengthen his squad ahead of their second season in the Premier League.
PEP GIVES UP ON LEO
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has given up hope of signing Juventus centre-back Leonardo Bonucci.It’s reported elsewhere that City will now turn their attention to Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez, who has a €20 million release clause in his contract.
STONES WANTS ETIHAD MOVE
Everton centre-back John Stones has told the club he wants to join Manchester City in time to start pre-season training under Pep Guardiola.The 22-year-old is due back at Everton next week, but City are hoping they can wrap up a £50 million move for the England international before then.He had a transfer request turned down last summer as he tried to force through a move to Chelsea, but it is looking unlikely that the Toffees will be able to hold onto the England international for another summer.
ARSENAL TARGET RUGANI
Arsenal have eyes on Juventus' 21-year-old centre-back Daniele Rugani but the Bianconeri have no interest in selling the Italian under-21 international at this time.
ULLOA TO SWANSEA?
Swansea are preparing a £10 million bid for Leonardo Ulloa.The Leicester City striker is reportedly seen as a replacement for Bafetimbi Gomis, who is likely to leave on loan this summer.
GIROUD OUT, HIGUAIN IN?
Arsenal are willing to pay €60m plus Olivier Giroud to Napoli in order to sign Gonzalo Higuaín.Higuain's agent has revealed the Argentine striker won't be renewing his Napoli contract, which expires in two years’ time, but Napoli president wants €94m for their most prized asset.
BRAVO TO ETIHAD
Manchester City could be set to make a bid for Barcelona keeper Claudio Bravo after reports from Spain have suggested Marc-Andre ter Stegen will be first choice at the Nou Camp next season.
SIMEONE KEEN ON COSTA
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is still keen on signing Chelsea striker Diego Costa.Costa has reportedly told new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte that he’s happy to remain at Stamford Bridge, but that has not deterred Simeone who is on the hunt for a top class centre forward after a second Champions League final defeat in three years.
SISSOKO WANTS SWIFT DEPARTURE
Moussa Sissoko is hoping for a quick exit from Newcastle despite the club placing a £35million price tag on his head. The 26-year-old France midfielder has made no secret of his desire to leave Tyneside after three and a half years in the wake of relegation from the Barclays Premier League despite manager Rafael Benitez's aim to keep hold of him.
HULL EYE MASON
Hull City manager Steve Bruce is keen on shoring up his midfield ahead of the 2016-17 season and is looking to add Tottenham's Ryan Mason should Spurs agree to sell the 24-year-old. Mason made just eight league starts last season.
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