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The Summer Transfer Window

The 2022 summer transfer window for clubs in England and Scotland will open on June 10th.

However, according to FIFA’s transfer window, the summer window opens in major European countries like France, Italy, Germany and Spain on July 1st.

That means that even those deals that have already been concluded – like Erling Haaland’s switch from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City, and Ivan Perišić joining Tottenham Hotspur from Inter Milan – will only be officially announced on that date.

The summer transfer window for English clubs closes on September 1st at 11 pm BST. That is also the deadline day in Germany and Spain, whilst the window closes a day earlier in France and Italy.

An anomaly does allow clubs to do business after the transfer window has closed provided that they have submitted a deal sheet before the deadline.

A deal sheet is in effect a statement of intent to get late transfers done, and gives the clubs involved an extra few hours to get all the paperwork completed.

In the case of international transfers, the two participating clubs are required to comply with the FIFA Transfer Matching System (TMS) midnight deadline.

The winter window will open for business on January 1st, 2023.

In terms of loans, Premier League clubs are not allowed, at any one time, to have two players registered on loan.

Over the course of a season, the maximum number of loanees a club can register is four. They are not allowed to borrow more than one player from the same club at any one time.

They are also are not allowed to loan a player to another Premier League club they have signed in that transfer window (but that does not preclude them from lending them to an overseas club).

The new Premier League season starts on August 6th, earlier than usual because of the demand of the World Cup in Qatar. The first sixteen rounds of league fixtures and the group stages of the European competitions will be concluded before a break for the tournament in early November.

The Premier League will begin again on 26th December, eight days after the final of the World Cup is due to be played in Doha.

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