Joy Sports Transfer Daily: Monday’s top 20 stories

first_imgREMY’S FUTURE HlNGES ON PATO DEALChelsea are ready to let Loic Remy move to Crystal Palace before next Monday’s deadline – as long as the Blues secure Alexandre Pato.Remy, who played under Eagles boss Alan Pardew at Newcastle, has always been one of Palace’s top January targets but looked set to stay at Chelsea.However, some movement in the Pato deal over the last 24 hours has led to renewed optimism Remy and Pardew could be reunited.There is a deal agreed in principle with Emmanuel Adebayor should Palace’s other options fall through, but the former Spurs man wants wages of nearly £80k per week and is expected to be way short of the fitness level required to make an instant impact.Khouma Babacar of Fiorentina and Islam Slimani of Sporting Lisbon are both likely to be too expensive for the Eagles in this window, whose striking crisis has worsened with Connor Wickham’s three-game ban for violent conduct in the Spurs match.GERVINHO ‘SAYS HIS GOODBYES’Ivory Coast striker Gervinho has moved a step closer to leaving Roma after saying farewell to team-mates ahead of his proposed move to Chinese side Hebei Fortune, reports revealed on Monday.Speaking ahead of Roma’s last outing – a 1-0 defeat to Serie A champions Juventus – Giallorossi sporting director Mauro Baldissoni confirmed Gervinho had asked for a transfer.”I can confirm we’re currently in talks, we’ve received interesting offers and when a player wants to leave the club there’s little you can do,” Baldissoni said.”It could be settled very quickly.”WATFORD CLOSE ON SUAREZ Watford are finalising a deal with Fiorentina for Mario Suarez that would see him join the Premier League side on a permanent four-year deal.The Hornets are hoping to complete the deal soon, with the club confident personal terms will not hold up the deal.REAL HAVE OZIL BUY-BACK CLAUSEReal Madrid have a buy-back clause in their transfer agreement with Arsenal for Mesut Ozil, according to leaked transfer documents.A contract on the Football Leaks website shows that the Gunners must notify Real if they ever intend to sell the World Cup winner to another Spanish club.The financial terms of the offer received for the Germany playmaker would be disclosed to Real, who would have 48 hours to decide whether to match the offer, or until noon, London time, on the final day of the relevant transfer window, whichever comes first.Should a rival Spanish club sign Ozil for more than 50m euros, Real would be entitled to 33 per cent of the profit. GUARIN NEARING INTER EXITInter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin is set to leave the San Siro to join Shanghai Shenhua.The Colombia international has already accepted terms with the Chinese club’s could leave as Monday evening, with conformation of an agreement between Inter and Shenhua the last obstacle before Guarin can fly out to join his new team-mates.Shenhua fought off competition for Guarin from Jiangsu Suning, who Sky sources understand have turned their attention to Chelsea midfielder Ramires.DOUMBIA CHASE Marseille and AC Milan are both set to make late transfer window offers for Swansea and Leicester target Seydou Doumbia. RAMIRES SET FOR CHINA?Chelsea midfielder Ramires could be set for a shock £25million transfer to Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning – teaming up with former Blues ace Dan Petrescu.Ramires only signed a new four-year deal at Stamford Bridge in October, but has fallen down the pecking order under Guus Hiddink and hasn’t started a Premier League game since the Dutchman’s arrival.Money is being pumped into the Chinese Super League and Jiangsu are hoping to make a title bid this year. They’re already set to sign former Arsenal winger Gervinho from Roma and hope to resurrect a deal for AC Milan striker Luiz Adriano.Petrescu, hired in July, has already led the side to the 2015 Chinese FA Cup. The club are owned by the Guoxin Group, China’s largest project tendering and procurement company.MAGPIES AFTER STRIKER Newcastle United are set to make another attempt at trying to lure Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette to the Magpies.NO TALKSSouthampton are in no rush to hold contract talks with Graziano Pelle despite speculation over his future. NO SALEHertha Berlin will not sell United States international John Brooks to Bundesliga rivals Schalke, the club’s CEO Michael Preetz said after Royal Blues chief Clemens Tonnies suggested they have already contacted the player to sound out the chances of a possible winter transfer. NO DROGBA Didier Drogba will not return to Chelsea this season after deciding to see out the final year of his contact with Montreal Impact, interim manager Guus Hiddink has confirmed. WILD DUTCH CHASE Gregory van der Wiel has stalled on signing a new contract with Paris Saint-Germain.Chelsea or Manchester United bound, perhaps? NO AUBA SALE Borussia Dortmund would not sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang even if a club were to offer €100 million for the African Player of the Year, CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has said.CLUBS IN FOR BALOTELLI?West Ham United and West Brom are hopeful of landing controversial Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli.The former Manchester City striker could become available following reports AC Milan are ready to terminate his temporary loan deal at the San Siro.MILAN AFTER BEN ARFA?Nice attacker Hatem Ben Arfa is a transfer target for AC Milan. Ben Arfa, 28, has helped lift his side to third in Ligue 1 this season with 10 goals in 21 matches and it is reported that Milan have enquired about the former Newcastle player’s plans for this summer. TIOTE LEFT OUT IN THE COLDShanghai Shenhua are considering alternative transfer targets after appearing to go cold on Cheick Tiote.Newcastle midfielder Tiote, 29, was expected to finalise his switch to the Chinese Super League side last week.Shanghai had agreed an £8m fee with Newcastle and verbally agreed terms with Tiote.But the deal stalled with Shanghai failing to firm up their interest and present Tiote and his representatives with a formal offer.Tiote is now understood to be weighing up offers from a number of Shanghai’s Chinese rivals.Meanwhile, Shanghai are now in talks with Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin and retain an interest in ­Chelsea’s Jon Obi Mikel.UNITED EYEING NEW KEEPER?Italian website Tuttomercatoweb report that the Manchester United are monitoring Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin.The 23-year-old made his Italy debut in 2014 after making the Azzurri’s 23-man squad for the World Cup in Brazil.Reds Devils scouts have been dispatched to watch the high-rated gloveman, with Liverpool also reportedly interested in him, as they seek to solve their problems between the sticks.KLOPP QUIET ON TEIXEIRAJurgen Klopp is remaining tight-lipped on speculation linking Liverpool with Alex Teixeira.The attacker has told Shakhtar Donetsk he wants to leave.But Klopp said: “It’s absolutely nothing to say.“Maybe it surprises you. Nothing to say to things like this.”LEICESTER KEEN ON EDERLeicester are in talks with Sampdoria over the signing of striker Eder, according to Sky in Italy.Foxes manager Claudio Ranieri admitted last week he was interested in signing a new forward before the transfer deadline and Eder is one of a number of targets.eIt is understood Sampdoria want a fee of around £10m for the 29-year-old Italy international, who was born in Brazil.LAVEZZI LATESTChelsea face competition from Inter Milan to the signing of PSG’s Ezequiel Lavezzi.The Argentina international’s contract in France expires in the summer but Inter are prepared to make a January swoop for the striker.This series is from the team at 99.7FM, tracking the latest moves in the January 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 in January 4 and ends on February 1.When does the transfer window open?The transfer window opens  on Saturday, January 2, 2016.Is that the same across Europe?No, the transfer window in France also opens on January 2 but Premier League clubs will have to wait until at least January 4 to sign players from Italy or Spain. The transfer window in Germany opens on New Year’s Day.Any deals between Premier League clubs and players in Spain will have to be wrapped up 24 hours before the window closes in England – the deadline in Spain is 11pm (GMT) on January 31. The windows in France and Italy close on the same day as in England, with the German transfer window shutting at 5pm on February 2.–Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odum. Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtaglast_img read more

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Britain’s Anthony Joshua wins IBF world heavyweight title

first_imgBritain’s Anthony Joshua won the IBF world heavyweight title when he stopped American southpaw Charles Martin in the second round with a stunning display at the 02 arena on Saturday.Joshua became the first boxer in history to hold the Olympic super-heavyweight crown and a version of the world heavyweight title simultaneously with his impressive triumph.The Briton handed champion Martin his first defeat to claim the title in the 16th fight of his professional career, knocking him down twice in the second round with magnificent right hands.  – Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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Clippers place G League assistant coach Travis Walton on administrative leave

first_imgWalton, in an interview with ESPN, called the assault charge a “false accusation.”In April of 2010, another female student and her parents told Michigan State counselors that Walton and two members of the Spartans’ basketball team sexually assaulted her at an off-campus location, according to ESPN. The incident was not reported to the police, however.A campus sexual assault counselor told the network Walton was fired from his position on Tom Izzo’s staff. Walton told the network he didn’t coach at Michigan State in the 2010-11 season because he went to Europe to continue his career as a player with a German club team.Walton also said he didn’t recall the April 2010 incident.The Clippers hired Walton as an assistant coach for their new G League team in 2017. The Clippers placed Travis Walton, an assistant coach for their Ontario-based G League team, on administrative leave pending an investigation into a report Friday that he was allowed to continue serving as a Michigan State student-assistant coach following an assault charge in 2010.Walton struck a female student in the face while in a bar, knocking her unconscious, according to a report on ESPN’s Outside the Lines program that aired Friday and detailed a wide-spread pattern of denial and cover-ups of violence, sexual assaults and gender discrimination at the university.The allegations went far beyond the highly publicized case of former athletic department and USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, who was sentenced earlier this week to up to 175 years in prison for assaulting more than 150 women and girls.Two days after the Jan. 16, 2010 incident involving Walton in an East Lansing, Mich., bar, police served an arrest warrant on charges of misdemeanor assault and battery. Walton entered a not-guilty plea at his arraignment and later plead guilty to littering. The team had no further comment Friday.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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