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Extended transfer window being considered between Premier League and EFL

Conor Breslin
Conor Breslin

16:10 9 Jul 2020

An extended transfer window for deals between Premier League and EFL clubs is being considered following reports that clubs will also vote on when the summer transfer window should begin and end.

Original plans would have seen the transfer window open on June 8th but, due to the COVID-19 pandemic suspending the Premier League, a new date must be chosen.

UEFA has recommended that domestic leagues shut their windows no later than Monday, October 5th, a fortnight before the group stages of the 2020-21 Champions League and Europa League are due to begin.

The Premier League is set to follow that guidance for international deals and transfers between top-flight clubs, but representatives of the 20 top-flight sides have discussed a two-week extension for deals involving the EFL, allowing for business to be conducted up to October 19th.

Club bosses gathered via video conference for a shareholders' meeting on Thursday, but no decision was reached on the start and end date for the summer transfer window, which has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

A decision on dates will be taken on or before the next shareholders' meeting on July 24th, which is two days before the scheduled end of the 2019-20 Premier League season.

The clubs also discussed the start date for the 2020-21 Premier League season, but those talks will continue, with the scheduling of domestic cup competitions a consideration when coming up with a final calendar.

The president of La Liga, Javier Tebas, wants his competition’s 2020-21 start date to be September 12th, immediately after that month’s international break.

The Premier League may need to follow suit in order to complete a season which is book-ended by the delayed Euro 2020 finals.

It is understood there were no discussions about changes to how VAR is applied in the Premier League next season.

Clubs were updated on the discussions between the cross-sport working group and the government on the stage five protocols.

There were also discussions around the return to action for the academy sides, but no decision was reached.

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