REVEALED: Premier League transfer window unlikely to open until the end of August with clubs aiming to do business in September
- The summer window was due to run from mid-June top September 1
- The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has radically changed those plans
- Proposals to complete the season in August are gathering momentum
- FIFA have told national associations they can schedule the window when it suits
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The transfer window is unlikely to open until the end of August at the earliest with most Premier League clubs now aiming to do business in September.
The summer window was due to begin in mid-June and run until September 1, but the coronavirus pandemic has radically changed those plans.
Proposals to complete the domestic campaign by the end of July and European competitions in August are gathering momentum, with the 2020-21 campaign pencilled in to start shortly afterwards in mid-September.
The Premier League transfer window is unlikely to open until the end of August at the earliest
FIFA have told national associations they can schedule the transfer window when it suits them.
Although it is becoming increasingly clear when it will open in England, the transfer deadline is open to more discussion.
It’s understood that lower league clubs will push for a longer and more flexible window to prevent Premier League teams picking off their best players with reduced bids that they simply cannot refuse in the current economic climate.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already said that he may look to ‘exploit’ the situation, and the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward warned last week that will be fewer big-money deals this year.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already said that he may look to ‘exploit’ the situation
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