Premier League transfer window to open and close earlier

Posted May 17, 2018

According to Sky Sports, there is to be a change in the transfer window dates, where Premier League clubs will now be able to conduct business beginning the 17th of May, and close on the 9th of August.

He said: "As a football man, as somebody who wants to work with the team, work with players, I would prefer the window to close as soon as possible". The reason for the changes to the transfer window are so clubs avoid disruption to their squads once the Premier League season has kicked off on August 11.

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What are the transfer windows like in other leagues?

"The transfer of players from another national association may take place once the FIFA Transfer Matching System (TMS) opens at midnight on June 8 2018".

All four leagues will close on August 31.

However, rather bizarrely, when the Summer Transfer Window would actually begin, has been shrouded in secrecy, with no official confirmation.

It opened on Monday, May 7 for domestic transfers.

So clubs can sign players from May 17? They can also sign free agents up until the same date'.

Due to a recent change in Federation Internationale de Football Association rules, there is set to be a change in the transfer window's opening and closing dates.

Following a dismal campaign and the likely arrival of a new manager, this ought to be a busy window for the 2016/17 Premier League champions.

This year's summer transfer window opens Thursday, May 17, which is in a couple of days time.

The EFL is thought to be planning a similar statement'.