The Premier League and the EFL have now confirmed the dates for this summer’s transfer window.
The main window will open on July 27th, one day after the end of the 2019 – 2020 season and will run through to October 5th. That is the eve of the date when teams who have qualified for European club competitions next season have to submit their final provisional squads to UEFA.
Exceptionally this year, there will also be a domestic-only window running from October 5th to the 16th.
Premier League clubs will not be able to do business with each other. However, they can trade with EFL clubs, who will also be able to transact deals between themselves. This extra time is to allow Championship clubs time to complete their sales and purchases, and more importantly finalise any loan deals for players in the top-flight.
All the dates still need to be ratified by UEFA.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.