REPORT: Premier League Clubs Agree on Summer Transfer Window Dates

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Premier League clubs are reportedly set to vote in favour of opening the transfer window in less than two weeks’ time.

Premier League Clubs Agree on Summer Transfer Window Dates

Delay Due to Coronavirus

Clubs in England’s top-flight are expected to vote on a late July opening to the transfer window.

Last night’s 5pm deadline to vote on a proposed schedule has passed and is expected to be approved.

The new details will reportedly see the transfer window open on July 27 and close on October 5.

The ongoing issues of the coronavirus pandemic has meant a delay to all the usual football schedules.

There are just three Premier League fixtures remaining for clubs.

According to Sky Sports, clubs have approved of the ten-week window which will open the day after the season’s end.

They claim that clubs are also set to agree on a two-week extension to the window.

This will allow Premier League and EFL clubs to continue buying, selling or loaning players from each other.

Any extension to the ten-week window will be only for domestic transfers – excluding transfers between top-flight clubs.

The extension would conclude on October 18 and will allow EFL clubs to continue upgrading their squad.

An extended deadline would enable Premier League clubs to carry out their business before the October 6 deadline for Champions League and Europa League registrations.

The Premier League are within a small number of leagues yet to confirm their summer windows.

Several European divisions have confirmed an October 5 closure and Premier League clubs are keen to follow.

Last week Premier League shareholders met and agreed to delay the decision until a consensus was made over the EFL extension.

Clubs are still able to make signings from clubs excluded from transfer windows – such as teams from within the Non-League football pyramid.

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