Premier League transfer window given closing deadline by UEFA

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Premier League clubs will go through a very unusual transfer window this summer (Picture: Visionhaus)

UEFA have asked all member associations to close their summer transfer windows this year on 5 October, meaning the Premier League’s window could run well into next season.

The European governing body want all transfers to be completed before the registration date for UEFA competitions next season, which lands on 6 October.

Therefore they have asked all countries to go with the same closing date for their transfer windows – 5 October.

A UEFA statement read: ‘The deadline for player registration for the group stage of the 2020/21 UEFA club competitions has been set to 6 October 2020.

‘As a result, the UEFA Executive Committee called on all member associations to adopt a harmonised end date to the upcoming summer transfer window, with this date set as 5 October 2020.’

The Premier League has confirmed nothing as yet, with the opening date of the summer window also unnanounced.

The 20 Premier League shareholder clubs will be represented at a meeting next Tuesday where they will likely decide when the transfer window will open.

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has said that the window will not open before the end of the current season on 25 July, although a new FIFA regulation has made an early opening a possibility.

FIFA stated: ‘associations following a dual-year calendar are permitted to commence the “first registration period” for the 2020-21 season prior to the completion of the 2019-20 season, subject to conditions.’

The Premier League clubs may still choose to run a shorter transfer window than usual from the start of August till 5 October.

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