The new series from the team at 99.7FM, tracking the latest moves in the 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 1 and ends on August 31.When does the transfer window open?The Premier League season wrapped up on May 24 and there has been a slew of confirmed transfers since – including James Milner and Danny Ings to Liverpool and Memphis Depay’s move to Manchester United. But the window did not officially open until 12am on Wednesday 1 July 2015.Is that the same across Europe?No it is not. The transfer window dates for the major European leagues have yet to be finalised, but France, Germany, Spain and Italy’s tends to open at the beginning of June rather than July. This means players from those leagues can agree moves into England, but transfers will not be ratified until July 1. The Dutch summer transfer window tends to open in the second week of June.In today’s edition… CIV race down to twoFollowing Tunisia’s appointment of Henry Kasperczak for a second stint with the Carthage Eagles, the race for the vacant Cote d’Ivoire coaching job is down to a straight shootout between Frenchmen Michel Dussuyer and Frederic Antonetti (pictured, above). The 69-year-old Polish Kasperczak was one of three candidates on the final shortlist for the Elephants job, the others being Dussuyer, a former coach of Guinea and Benin, and Antonetti, who has never worked in Africa but coached French Ligue 1 sides Bastia, Saint-Etienne, Nice and Rennes…Sevilla can’t afford IslaSevilla have pulled out of the race to sign Juventus right-back Mauricio Isla due to his price rising after an impressive Copa America with hosts and winners Chile… Fiorentina want Salah player swap with Chelsea? Fiorentina confirm they are in talks with Chelsea to “amicably” resolve the Mohamed Salah saga, possibly with a player exchange. The Egyptian international (below, pictured) arrived in January as part of the Juan Cuadrado move with an option to extend the loan by a year for €1m. Salah then refused to obey the agreement, claiming he had a private right of veto, but that paperwork was never part of the original contract. “The rapport between Fiorentina and Chelsea is excellent,” director general Andrea Rogg told reporters on Tuesday. It had been reported this week that Fiorentina would request England Under-21 international midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan instead…Real rule out Ramos saleReal Madrid president, Florentino Perez has insisted that Sergio Ramos is not for sale. Perez reportedly labelled Ramos as “untransferable”, according to reports in Spain. However, Ramos allegedly called Louis van Gaal to tell him to remain patient. He allegedly told the United boss he can only leave after Los Blancos have signed a couple of players……and angry Xavi slams Real Former FC Barcelona captain, Xavi Hernandez has slammed Real Madrid for their treatment of club legend Iker Casillas. The 34-year-old left Los Blancos to join Porto but – unlike Xavi at Camp Nou – he wasn’t given a proper send-off. Xavi insisted Real’s treatment of Casillas leaves a “bad taste in the mouth”. He said: “It cannot be that maturing Spanish athletes are not shown sufficient respect,” the Spaniard told La Vanguardia. “He is going to Porto and I am sure he will be welcomed as a hero. Away from here they will appreciate him more.”…Enrique leaves it to PedroBarcelona coach Luis Enrique said he wants to keep the forward at the Camp Nou, but accepts it is down to the Spain international to decide his own future…. City confirm Sterling signingManchester City have completed the signing of England international, Raheem Sterling, on a five-year contract from Liverpool. The 20-year-old will wear the number seven jersey… Hughes hints at Shaqiri deal flopStoke City manager Mark Hughes admits Inter winger Xherdan Shaqiri is unlikely to arrive ‘it’s probably one that has gone away from us’. The Nerazzurri are keen to move the Swiss international (above, pictured) on, despite only arriving from Bayern Munich in January, and the English Premier League side had a bid accepted. However, in an interview with the Stoke Sentinel, the Potters’ manager admits the transfer is unlikely to happen…Vargas considers multiple offersNapoli “are evaluating the best solution” with Eduardo Vargas after receiving offers from Spain, England and the UAE. There had been reports the striker was on the verge of a move to the United Arab Emirates. “We are evaluating many offers for Eduardo Vargas,” director general Cristiano Giuntoli told El Mercurio paper. The proposal from the UAE is very good for our club, but we also received an offer from Spain. I cannot say the name of the club, but they intend to buy the player outright. We spoke to the player and are evaluating the best solution for him. Other than Spain, he is also considering an offer from an English club.”… Bayern won’t sell Muller to Man UtdBayern Munich chief executive, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has insisted the German giants won’t sell Thomas Muller to Manchester United. He also admitted they never received an offer for Muller and won’t sell any other player to the Red Devils…Mourinho wants to keep hold of MikelChelsea boss Jose Mourinho reportedly wants to keep hold of Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel. The 28-year-old had offers from Fenerbahce and Al Ain, but his wage demands as well as Chelsea’s asking price of £10.7 million were reportedly too high… City preparing €50m De Bruyne bidManchester City have reportedly not given up on signing Kevin De Bruyne (above, pictured) from Wolfsburg. The English side are reportedly prepared to bid €50 million for the 24-year-old…Roma extend Keita dealThe Italians have confirmed that midfielder Seydou Keita has signed a new one-year deal with the club until the end of next season. The 35-year-old joined the Italians from Valencia last summer. Keita scored three goals in 36 appearances for the Giallorossi during the 2014-15 campaign. Mali international Keita’s former clubs include Marseille, Sevilla and Barcelona…El Shaarawy move domino effect?Stephan El Shaarawy’s move to Monaco could spark a domino effect for Alessio Romagnoli and Edin Dzeko. Milan confirmed the Little Pharaoh left their pre-season training camp on Saturday afternoon and will undergo a medical over the next couple of days. Their official television station announced the details of the deal, which will see the Rossoneri receive €2m for the loan with option to buy for another €16m. That becomes mandatory the moment El Shaarawy makes his 15th appearance of the season. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, this will set off a domino effect on the transfer market. Milan intend to use that money in order to raise their proposal to Roma for defender Romagnoli while Roma could go after Edin Dzeko…What’s up with Kovacic?There are reports Inter and Croatia midfielder Mateo Kovacic (above, pictured) is in negotiations with Bayer Leverkusen. The Nerazzurri were adamant the 21-year-old was not on the market, despite interest from Liverpool. According to Tuttomercatoweb and German paper Bild, Kovacic’s entourage held talks with Bayer Leverkusen emissaries on Tuesday. His price? At least €20m.Jenko gets another Hammer dealWest Ham have confirmed the capture of Carl Jenkinson on another year-long loan from Arsenal. The defender signed a new long-term contract with the Gunners before leaving on loan to West Ham for first-team opportunities – a deal that works for all parties….Reading get Al HabsiThe Championship side have confirmed the signing of former Wigan Athletic goalkeeper, Ali Al Habsi. The player made a few waves in the Premier League back in 2011-12 for his penalty-saving skills but spent last season on loan at Brighton & Hove Albion before the Latics were relegated to League One…Not pleased to MichuThe unloved Swansea City player, Michu, is all but gone. According to Swans boss Garry Monk to the BBC: “You never say never in football so I wouldn’t totally exclude Michu at all, but it’s very highly likely he’ll be moving on to a new club.”…Watford get Cameroon’s NyomWatford have signed Cameroon full-back Allan Nyom on a four-year contract. The 27-year-old has made the move from Udinese, though his entire six-year stint on the Serie A club’s books has been spent on loan at Spanish side Granada. Both those clubs, like Watford, are owned by the Pozzo family. The French-born player has represented his adopted nation since 2011 and played in all three games of their miserable 2014 World Cup campaign (below, pictured)…Tottenham eye Marseille striker The Daily Mirror in England reports that Spurs had been keen on signing Aston Villa’s Christian Benteke, but will instead look at Marseille’s Michy Batshuayi to partner Harry Kane next season. The highly-rated 21-year-old Batshuayi could become the second Belgian player to join the north Londoners this summer – after £11m Atletico Madrid defender Toby Alderweireld – and the fifth from his country in the club’s first-team squad……and Adebayor latest?Reports in England have linked Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor with a move to Aston Villa this summer. The 31-year-old is currently considered a surplus to requirements at his club Tottenham Hotspur, despite attracting interest from a number of clubs. He is however said to be in no hurry to leave Spurs as he holds out for a pay-off from the Londoners as well as the opportunity to get the best possible transfer deal. Villa are on pole to sign the Sparrow Hawks skipper and the player is keen to reunite with former Spurs coach Tim Sherwood who is now boss at Villa Park. Under the Englishman in the 2013-14 season, Adebayor scored 14 goals in 24 games…Jordan is a hot cakeBlack Stars forward Jordan Ayew has been linked with at least three English Premier League clubs, according to reports in France, England and here in Ghana. Aston Villa, Everton and Crystal Palace are among those said to be interested in signing the 22-year-old. Jordan impressed after joining Lorient last summer following a campaign in which he netted 12 goals and provided seven assists. Lorient paid four million euros for his signature a year ago but now want to sell him for 12m…Emenike cool about Gyan legacyNigeria striker Emmanuel Emenike (above, pcitured) says he is not bothered by the impressive goal scoring feat of Ghana star Asamoah Gyan after he replaced him at UAE club Al Ain on Friday. Gyan scored 128 goals for Al Ain over four seasons, including a stunning 95 in 83 league games. His first year heroics led Al Ain to their first league title in eight years, and they were to add two more league titles in his time at the club. Emenike told the media: “Replacing him does not worry me. He has achieved a lot in his career, but I have also achieved a lot. I’ve won the African Cup of Nations.” To achieve success, Emenike is hoping to strike a fine partnership with Omar Abdulrahman, the UAE national team playmaker who had a great understanding with Gyan…–Follow Gary on Twitter @garyalsmith. Get more with the #JoySports hashtag on Facebook/Twitter.
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